The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network - oriGIn - is a non-for-profit NGO based in Geneva. Established in 2003 in response to the increasing phenomenon of Geographical Indications (GIs) abuse, oriGIn represents today some 350 associations of producers from some 40 countries.
oriGIn’s goals are:
- Advocating for a more effective legal protection of GIs at the national, regional and international level, through campaigns aimed at decision-makers, the media and the public at large;
- Promoting GIs as a tool for sustainable development for local producers and communities.