Talk:Geographical indication

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I took this from the current entry- Article 22 of the TRIPS Agreement says that all governments must provide legal opportunities in their own laws for the owner of a GI registered in that country to prevent the use of marks that mislead the public as to the geographical origin of the good.

This is, to my understsanding, incorrect. TRIPS itself does not require Geographical Indications to be registered in the host country, or any other country for that matter. Rather, the international (and particular national) register system is merely something to be negotiated, pursuant to Article 24 of the TRIPS Agreement. I'm going to double check this, but isn't this the case?

Examples needed[edit]

This needs examples. Would, say, Florida orange juice be one? if not, the article also needs clarification. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 12:26, 2 July 2005 (UTC)

There article currently has examples (e.g. Bordeaux and parmigiano). --Swift 22:58, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Indian statutory provisions[edit]

Attention users/WPedians/Admns

Some Anon has pasted provisions of Indian Stautes on GI's word by word, probably because he is unaware of WP's policies and the needs of the article. The article needs immediate cleanup by the administrators....Anon Alleged vandal of Diamirza article'( —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 14:21, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the statutes. --Swift 22:58, 18 July 2006 (UTC)


Points which may be included

1.A GI is something more than 'indication of source' and less than 'appellation of origin'. The article can draw the distinction between the related concepts of 'indication of source' and appellation of origin and 'GI'.

2. The prevailing practice of some countries to facilitate GI protection through means other than 'special GI legislations' like through 'legislations against unfair trade competition', 'legislations of certification marks', 'legislations on consumer protection' and sometimes merely relying on 'judicial precedents'.

3.The popularity of GI and related protection regimes in some countries owing to their respective environmetnal, natural and cultural factors ..(France, italy, and other such countries who have got the largest number of GI's and the very small number of GIs for countries like UK etc.)

4.The special status of 'Wines and spirits', 'special Cheese conventions' in european markets and their efforts to provide stronger protection to them.

..Anon, Alleged Vandal of DiaMirza article ( —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 12:08, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Lisbon System[edit]

Why is there no mention of this system? Why doesn't it even have a wiki of its own? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:02, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Protection Period Limits[edit]

There also doesn't seem to be any mention of time limits in the article, India for e.g. is supposed to have only 20 years of protection, it would be interesting to know if others have same or increased number of years protection.Shirishag75 (talk) 00:14, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Dr. Kirsten's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Kirsten has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:

Geographical indications are generally traditional products, produced by rural communities over generations, that have gained a reputation for their specific qualities.

The recognition and protection on the markets of the names of these products allows the community of producers to invest in maintaining the specific qualities of the product on which the reputation is built. It may also allow them to invest together in promoting the reputation of the product.

The main benefit to rural communities follows from the higher prices attached to these specific products and thus improved revenue streams. In addition rural communities benefit from Geographical Indications preservation of the natural resources on which the product is based, - preservation of traditions and traditional know-how, - linkages to tourism.

None of these impacts are guaranteed and they depend on numerous factors, including the process of developing the geographical indications, the rules for using the GI (or Code of Practice), the inclusiveness and quality of decision making of the GI producers association and quality of the marketing efforts undertaken. (See Bramley, Bienabe and Kirsten (2013). Developing Geographical Indications in the South: The Southern African experience. Springer)

We hope Wikipedians on this talk page can take advantage of these comments and improve the quality of the article accordingly.

Dr. Kirsten has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:

  • Reference : Bienabe, Estelle & Bramley, Cerkia & Kirsten, Johann & Troskie, Dirk, 2011. "Linking farmers to markets through valorisation of local resources:the case for intellectual property rights of indigenous resources," MPRA Paper 31615, University Library of Munich, Germany.

ExpertIdeasBot (talk) 18:55, 27 June 2016 (UTC)