ASEAN GI Database is the common online Geographical Indications (GIs) platform of the ASEAN Member States aimed at making the information of all registered GIs in the ASEAN region widely available and easily accessible to all interested stakeholders.
ASEAN GI Database has been developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of the EU-ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III Phase II) administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The database has been handed over to ASEAN Member States at the closure of the project, and is currently maintained and updated by ASEAN Member States.
At the time of the handover, the ASEAN GI Database contained a total of 178 registered GIs, both domestic and foreign. As of March 2019, there are up to 353 registered GIs in the ASEAN region. Thus, with the registration of these new 175 GIs, there is a need to update the content of the ASEAN GI Database.
Within the framework of its second Annual Work Plan, ARISE+ IPR will provide support to ASEAN Member States in maintaining the ASEAN GI Database updated and useful for stakeholders.