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Geographical indications in Asia

  • Australia allows EU GIs

    December 02, 2010

    Australia’s government has expanded the range of EU products that have GI status and has amended its Trade Mark Act to allow brand owners to change any marks that may clash with the new GIs

  • Chinese noodle gets EU GI status

    December 02, 2010

    The EU has accepted its first GI application from China for Longkou Fen Si, a kind of noodle made from green beans and peas

  • Rice maker overturns trade mark in Malaysia

    September 29, 2010

    A Malaysian court has invalidated a trade mark for a type of Indian rice in one of the first cases in the country to deal with geographical indications

  • EU-Korea FTA recognises geographical indications

    September 29, 2010

    Koreans who like to wash down a piece of Camembert de Normandie with a glass of Bordeaux wine will find it easier to obtain the genuine products from next year when an EU-Korea FTA comes into effect

  • Asia’s GI evangelist

    June 01, 2010

    The food and crafts of south-east Asia are famous across the world. Peter Ollier spoke with Stephane Passeri of the ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III) about how these products are being registered as geographical indications

  • GIs in Malaysia: the bitter battle for better chocolate

    June 01, 2010

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