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Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture
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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.

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'Professors Calboli and Ng-Loy have gathered a tremendous group of highly renowned scholars to reflect on the theoretically underexplored area of geographical indications and their implications for trade, development, traditional knowledge and culture. While the book’s subtitle indicates that the focus is on the Asia-Pacific region, the global, regional and local dimensions are also covered, which makes this volume a must-have for anyone interested in this fascinating but also debated field of IP law.'

Christophe Geiger - Director General, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg

'As a strongly controversial issue, legal protection of geographical indications (GIs) is often treated in a somewhat one-sided fashion, with most publications on GIs concentrating on the Old World/New World divide. This book is refreshingly different: it is non-partisan, thoughtful, and by offering a wealth of information on recent developments in a vast and important region heretofore often neglected, it adds nuance, depth and novel insights to a highly topical debate.'

Annette Kur - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

'A comprehensive collection covering the promise, pitfalls and realities of geographical indications (GIs) which breaks new ground in focusing on the rich, diverse and often neglected region of Asia; a must read for those seeking a thorough, balanced and thought-provoking take on this controversial area of law.'

Bryan Mercurio - Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

'Seeking to reorient approaches to a complex and diverse area of law that still poses tantalizing legal, policy and economic questions, this timely volume draws together a wealth of practical experience and theoretical insight, and benefits from a generous breadth of new and established scholarly voices; by shifting the centre of gravity towards the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, it offers a fresh vantage point from which to reconsider longstanding debates on the law of geographical indications and its application.'

Antony Taubman - Director of Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, World Trade Organization

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