ARISE+ IPR to host national roving seminars on Geographical Indications in Brunei Darussalam and Viet Nam
ARISE+ IPR will host national seminars on Geographical Indications (GIs) in Brunei Darussalam and Hanoi, Viet Nam respectively on 18 September and 20 September, 2019.
Participating in these seminars will be GI and potential GI producers and association representatives; and government agencies responsible for GIs respectively in these two countries. The seminar in Brunei will give focus on the history and objectives of GI protection, GI protection in Brunei Darussalam, and GI and its complementarity with other IP rights; whereas, the seminar in Viet Nam will provide participants with specialised topics on GI maintaining and controlling mechanisms, roles of collective management organisations, and especially the challenges and opportunities for Vietnamese GI producers under the recently signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
These seminars are organized within the second Annual Work Plan of the ARISE+ IPR project, aiming to further promote GI systems in local markets in the ASEAN region.