Geographical Indications in Africa: Opportunities, Experiences and Challenges

Getachew Mengistie, Michael Blakeney

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Outlines the agricultural products from African states that the World Intellectual Property Office has identified as potential candidates for geographical indications (GIs). Considers the value of GI protection for agricultural producers and their home states. Reviews the international law framework and sui generis GI laws adopted by African states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-306
JournalEuropean Intellectual Property Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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