03/03/2022-Member’s Voice: The protection of foreign GIs in China, by Mr. Zhigang Zhu, Partner, Wanhuida Intellectual Property, from an article first published in AmCham China in July 2021

In China, there are two different legal systems which are used for the protection of GIs: (1) the trademark system established by the China Trademark Office (CTMO), now under the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA); and (2) a sui…

16/12/2021- News on the Lisbon System

On November 3, Ghana deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement concerning appellations of origin and geographical indications. The Geneva Act will enter into force for Ghana on 3 February 2022. This accession will…

16/12/2021-GIs are strengthening in Africa

GIs are strengthening in Africa, thanks to collaborative projects between local and international institutions. Among others, the Continental Strategy for Geographical Indications in Africa 2018-2023, endorsed in October 2017 by the AU Commission, in collaboration with the OAPI, the ARIPO,…

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