Delphine Marie-Vivien


Researcher in Law, Deputy Head of UMR Innovation

Delphine Marie-Vivien is a legal researcher at CIRAD, the French Centre for international cooperation for agricultural research for development, and Deputy Director of its Joint Research Unit for Research and Innovation. She has a Master’s degree in chemistry and is a graduate of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), having completed a thesis on legal protection for geographical indications (GI) in India compared to protection in France and Europe. Her research is centred on intellectual property rights with particular focus on geographical indications (GIs) in the Global South. Having worked in Asia (India, South Korea and Vietnam) for 13 years, she analyses GI protection of non-agricultural artisanal products, the role of the state and institutional mechanisms in the governance of GIs and food-processing standards, as well as GI supervisory and certification methods. All her research is undertaken within the comparative perspective of French and European law and the overall compliance with WTO rules. She is heavily involved in GI expertise projects financed by the EU, the AFD (French development office), UNIDO, and the FAO, in Asia, Africa and South America, and in training schemes adapted to different continents for GI professionals.