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Perspectives for Geographical Indications. Teresa Mera June, 2009. International negotiations No light for solutions in the short term TRIPS Agreement Minimum standards of protection GIs protection Part of the agenda of many countries. Gis protection Trademarks Unfair competition

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  • International negotiations

    • No light for solutions in the short term

  • TRIPS Agreement

    • Minimum standards of protection

  • GIs protection

    • Part of the agenda of many countries





Peruvian experience
Peruvian experience level to develop GIs protection

  • Peru has a sui generis system for the protection of Gis (Decision 486, Andean Community Regime on IPRs -2000)

    • Appellations of Origin

    • Indications of source


  • Why a level to develop GIs protectionsui generis system?

    • Potentiality of Gis development

      • Strong protection to ensure producers investment and promote its use

    • Facilitate the protection of Gis

      • Reduces the cost of enforcement actions for right holders


  • Appellations of Origin level to develop GIs protection

    • Protected under IPRs provisions

    • Definition: Lisbon Agreement

      • Only names of geographical places

    • Scope: Any kind of products. No services

      • natural, agricultural, handicraft, or industrial products



  • Complementary legislation level to develop GIs protection

    • Framework law for the Regulatory Council of Appellations of Origin

      • Management of the AoO by its beneficiaries

      • Mechanisms of quality supervision and control

      • Promotion

      • Role of the State: support to beneficiaries initiatives



  • Bilateral agreements level to develop GIs protection

    • On the mutual recognition of GIs/AoO

    • As part of a FTA

      • Third parties previous rights

    • On the mutual support for the promotion and protection of Andean AoO


  • level to develop GIs protectionbesides that….

    • Internal work for the promotion of AoO along the country

    • Scarce of resources

      • Mixed efforts (among different public institutions)

      • Beneficiaries

      • International cooperation


  • Indications of source level to develop GIs protection

    • Definition

      • An indication of origin shall be understood to be a name, expression, image, or sign that indicates or evokes a particular country, region, locality, or place

    • Unfair competition law


Thanks for your attention

Thanks for your attention level to develop GIs protection

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