In Pakistan, GIs are currently protected under the Trademark Ordinance of 2001 (Section 82 of Collective Marks chapter and Section 83 of Certification Marks chapter). A Draft Geographical Indication Protection Bill 2016 (Draft Bill) was recently published by the Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO) and might soon give the country a sui generis legislation, which will improve the protection of GIs in Pakistan.
In particular, the Draft Bill:
The full text of the Draft Bill is available HERE and a detailed analysis @ http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0d0b17a8-d05e-42e9-a0d4-da6fc1ecc749
The establishment protection of non-agricultural GIs at the EU level seems to make some progress. The DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – responsible within the Commission for this issue – recently started to work in close cooperation with the DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, with the objective to prepare a legislative proposal.
In this context, in January the European Association of Cities of Ceramics (AeuCC) – which regroups national associations from Italy (AiCC), France (AfCC), Spain (AeCC), Romania (ArCC), Germany (AgCC) and Poland (AplCC) – officially considered the protection of EU non-agricultural GIs as a priority for 2017. The AeuCC recent General Assembly also elected Mr. Collina as its new President. Collina is the chairman of the AiCC (a member of oriGIn). More information @ http://www.aeucc.eu/aeucc-assembly-in-paris/#more-230
In France, the French National Institute of Intellectual property (INPI) approved in January the second GI for a non-agricultural product under the “loi de la consommation" (Consumer Act) of March 2014: "Granit de Bretagne". More information is available @ https://www.inpi.fr/fr/bretagne/l-inpi-homologue-la-deuxieme-indication-geographique-le-granit-de-bretagne . To date, two other GI applications are on the INPI’s list: "Savon de Marseille" (soap) and "Espadrilles de Mauléon" (shoes). See the INPI’s GI database @ https://base-indications-geographiques.inpi.fr/