Country : Kingdom Of Belgium
Capital : Brussels
Grand Duchy Luxembourg
Language: Dutch, French & German
Member: Benelux, European Union Community Trademark,
Trademark Law Treaties Madrid Agreement, Bern Convention,
Wipo, Wto, Paris Convention Pct, Oecd,
Belgium does not have specific national legislation on GIs.
EU regulations provide the necessary framework on which Belgian GIs operate.
The IP affairs in Belgium are looked after by the Belgian Patent Office (ORPI).
The Geographical Indications affairs in Belgium are looked after by the following departments depending on the place of production :
(i). Directorate General for Agriculture, Walloon Region
(ii). Flemish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
(iii). Ministry of Economics of the Federal Government of Belgium
(iv). European Commission, Agriculture and Rural Development