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Group asks USTR to safeguard generic food names

Consortium for Common Food Names urges government to reject EU abuse of geographical indications.

In testimony before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on March 8, the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) urged the U.S. government to intensify its efforts to repel attempts by the European Union to confiscate generic terms within major trading markets as well as within the U.S. itself.

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