ARISE+ IPR, in coordination with the national Intellectual Property (IP) offices of the ASEAN Member States, publishes a booklet on ASEAN Geographical Indications (GIs) procedures and products.
GIs are signs which identify a product as originating in a particular region or locality, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the product is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. They are considered a useful tool for economic growth and sustainable development, particularly in rural areas.
The 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, 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 European Union, 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.
Explore the GI protection in the ASEAN region and prominent ASEAN GI products in the booklet via the link below: