22/02/2018 – Morocco: Law on non-agricultural GIs

Legislation Law PoliciesIn 2016 , Morocco had adopted a new law on non-agricultural GIs (Loi 133-12 relative aux signes distinctifs des produits de l’artisanat  , in French, see page 745). The law does not mention foreign GIs. A decree is expected to be adopted in the following months to allow the registration of non-agricultural GIs in Morocco.

Morocco has an interesting handicraft tradition (pottery, carpet, leather – see http://www.label-artisanat.ma/?lng=fr) and the new law will offer an additional tool to protect and add-value to such tradition.  


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