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Geographical Indication (GI)

 is a sign identifying products having a specific geographical origin and whose qualities and/or reputation are attributable to that origin.

Grace Period

In some countries the grace period allows for public disclosure of an invention (under certain conditions) without affecting the validity of a subsequent patent application, provided that a complete application is filed within 6 or 12 months of the disclosure.

Grant Agreement

is a contract concluded between the European Union or a funding organisation and the beneficiary (or beneficiaries) that have been successfully evaluated in the proposal stage of FP7 and Horizon 2020. Under this agreement, the beneficiary is awarded a grant and commits to a set of rights and obligations.