Thursday, December 7 2023   \  Published by IAM.

CNIPA publishes sorely needed draft rules on protection of GI products

CNIPA publishes sorely needed draft rules on protection of GI products

On 18 September 2023 the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) published the Regulations on the Protection of Geographical Indications Products, with a call for comments until 2 November 2023.

The current system for GI product protection in China comprises the Provisions on the Protection of Geographical Indications Products (15 July 2005) and the Measures on the Protection of Foreign Geographical Indications Products (28 March 2016, amended 28 November 2019).

The provisions apply to all GI products, while the measures provide special rules for the recognition and registration of foreign GI products. These two regulations focus mainly on the registration and administration procedures for GIs and refer to other laws such as the Product Quality Law or the Consumer Protection Law when it comes to protection. Read more

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