Geographical Indications in the ASEAN region
A booklet on ASEAN Geographical Indications Procedure and Products
The European Union (EU) supports the strong protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights. The IP protection system is a catalyst for development and is key to socio-economic growth and competitiveness. The protection of IP rights, including Geographical Indications (GIs), is an important element of the EU-ASEAN bilateral trade in goods, which reached EUR 237 billion in 2018. A strong IP protection system encourages innovation, guarantees incentives for creators, fosters investor confidence and, therefore, leads to increased economic growth and employment.
This booklet, “Geographical Indications in the ASEAN Region”, is a comprehensive resource for producers, producer associations, IP practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders. It includes detailed information about the advantages of GI protection for producers, national sui generis GI systems and registration procedures in ASEAN Member States, and the specifications of many prominent ASEAN GI products. There are also chapters on the sui generis GI system in the EU, including registration procedures for non-EU GIs, as well as on the international registration of GIs through the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
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