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The European Commission has just announced that the EU and China have signed a bilateral agreement on the protection of geographical indications against usurpation and counterfeiting. The agreement, first concluded in November 2019 and approved by the Council in July 2020, will protect 100 European gegis in China and 100 Chinese gegis in the EU. (6) There is nothing in this section requiring a member to apply its provisions relating to a geographical indication of another member with respect to products or services for which the indication in question is identical to that used in the common language as a common name for those products or services in that member`s territory. This section does not require a member to apply its provisions relating to the geographical indication of another member with respect to the products in the trap for which the corresponding indication is identical to the usual name of a grape variety existing in that member`s territory on the date of the WTO agreement. This is the first major bilateral trade agreement signed between the EU and China. A GI is a distinctive feature for products with a specific geographical origin and with qualities or reputation due to that origin. The EU-China agreement will therefore offer significant protection of the intellectual property rights of products: it protects against translation, transcription or transliteration and against the use of protected geographical indications that are accompanied by expressions such as `species`, `type`, `style`, `imitation` or any other non-original product. 3. A member automatically objects to the registration of a mark containing or consisting of a mark for goods that are not from the specified area, where its legislation permits it or if, at the request of an interested party, the registration of a mark containing or consisting of a geographical indication is a species in that Member State. which can mislead the public about the true place of origin. 2. With regard to geographical indications, members make available to interested parties the legal means to prevent: 4. The protection provided in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 applies to a geographical indication which, while taking a literal interest in the region, region or place of origin of the goods, incorrectly indicates to the public that the goods come from another area.