The European Union (EU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC)—Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland—have agreed to protect each other’s geographical indication (GI) names on agricultural products. The EU lists 251 GIs it seeks to protect for a variety of products, focusing especially on dairy products like cheese, while South Africa’s 105 GIs are primarily wine-related. As a result of the agreement, the countries will allow the labeling of a product as the GI only if it originated from a designated area, but they will respect previously registered trademarks. “[GIs] are a key tool to protect the know-how of farmers and develop added value in quality agricultural products,” said EU Agricultural Commissioner Dacian Ciolos. See Law360, July 22, 2014.