Guatemala Ratifies EU Association Agreement

In order to complete the accession process, the Industrial Property Law must be published in the Official Journal, as well as the registration of 114 European GIs.

Friday, June 14, 2013

In addition to ratifying the trade agreement with the European Union, Congress also passed the Industrial Property Law. Stella Zervoudaki, EU ambassador in Guatemala, congratulated the members for having reviewed and given approval to the agreement which "is of paramount importance to Guatemala".

The diplomat said it was now possible for Guatemala to fully join the signed agreement, immediately after the completion of the registration process of geographical indications, which, if as long as opposition is submitted, could happen in the first weeks of September.

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