- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: June 2017
- Print publication year: 2017
- Online ISBN: 9781316711002
Historically, few topics have proven to be so controversial in international intellectual property as the protection of geographical indications (GIs). The adoption of TRIPS in 1994 did not resolve disagreements, and countries worldwide continue to quarrel today as to the nature, the scope, and the enforcement of GI protection nationally and internationally. Thus far, however, there is little literature addressing GI protection from the point of view of the Asia-Pacific region, even though countries in this region have actively discussed the topic and in several instances have promoted GIs as a mechanism to foster local development and safeguard local culture. This book, edited by renowned intellectual property scholars, fills the void in the current literature and offers a variety of contributions focusing on the framework and effects of GI protection in the Asia-Pacific region. The book is available as Open Access.
Christophe Geiger - Director General, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg
Annette Kur - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Bryan Mercurio - Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Antony Taubman - Director of Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, World Trade Organization
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