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Geographical Indications and the Scramble for Africa

Geographical Indications and the Scramble for Africa <jats:p> This article examines the role of African countries in the debates in the WTO concerning the establishment of a system for the registration of geographical indications (GIs). It notes the conflict between ‘Old World’ and ‘New World’ countries over the forms which GI protection should take and the attempt of the European countries to enlist African support for its conception of sui generis GI protection. The article notes the recruitment by the WIPO of African support for its revival of the Lisbon Agreement to protect GIs and concludes with the response of Ethiopia on the protection of its coffee brands. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Geographical Indications and the Scramble for Africa

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2017
Subject
Articles; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2017.0190
Publisher site
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Abstract

<jats:p> This article examines the role of African countries in the debates in the WTO concerning the establishment of a system for the registration of geographical indications (GIs). It notes the conflict between ‘Old World’ and ‘New World’ countries over the forms which GI protection should take and the attempt of the European countries to enlist African support for its conception of sui generis GI protection. The article notes the recruitment by the WIPO of African support for its revival of the Lisbon Agreement to protect GIs and concludes with the response of Ethiopia on the protection of its coffee brands. </jats:p>

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2017

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