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Delphine Marie-Vivien Researcher, CIRAD

Delphine Marie-Vivien is a researcher in law with CIRAD, a French research centre tackling international agricultural and development issues (UMR Innovation, Montpellier, F-34398 France). She is a graduate in Chemistry and Intellectual Property Law. After two years as patent engineer in the oil industry, she joined CIRAD, and worked for five years on intellectual property and genetic resources issues in agriculture. She was a visiting researcher at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India, between 2005 and 2008, to conduct her PhD research. Her thesis, defended in Paris, was entitled ‘The Law of Geographical Indications in India Compared to French, European and International Laws’. After three years in South Korea, since 2012 she is based in Vietnam, working on research projects regarding the protection of geographical indications in South-East Asia. She can be reached at