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CNIPA issues draft regulations on GIs – what you need to know

CNIPA issues draft regulations on GIs – what you need to know

On 18 September 2023 the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the “Draft Regulations on the Protection of Geographical Indication Products for Comment” (“地理标志产品保护规定(征求意见稿)”). The draft regulations are open to public comment until 2 November 2023.

Background

The draft regulations are part of the CNIPA’s first-ever “Five-Year Plan for the Protection and Utilisation of Geographical Indications”, issued on 31 December 2021. The plan provides background on China’s geographical indication (GI) system and establishes goals for advancing the protection and application of GIs during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021 to 2025).

The plan’s ambitions are to expand the usage and recognition of GIs to promote regional economic development, rural revitalisation and foreign trade diplomacy, and protect traditional culture. Read more

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