Geographical Indication Expert
日本知財学会誌 Vol.14 No.2 p.44-53 (2017-12-20)
Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan Vol.14 No.2 p.44-53 (2017-12-20)
The protection and development of Geographical Indications (GI) in the ASEAN and Asian region at large has witnessed impressive developments in the past 15 years with over 200 national GI currently registered in the ASEAN alone and already several thousand in Asia. The successful development of a GI System and therefore GI products have to be considered as an Interlinked Process. Building on the recent experiences in South East Asia countries, in particular through the implementation of the FAO-AFD Regional project for the Promotion of Rural Development through the Development of Geographical Indications at regional Level in Asia, this article aims to present on lessons learnt reflecting on the key elements to consider for the successful development of a Geographical Indication system and strategy. It also emphasize the crucial importance of public-private partnerships in order to optimize GI sustainable development and benefits for inclusive value-chains, rural development, trade but also tourism.
Geographical Indications, sustainable development, Agriculture