Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

Price: £225.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications: Case Studies of Agricultural Products in Africa

Image not available lge
Edited by: Getachew Alemu Mengistie Marcelin Tonye Mahop Michael Blakeney Thierry Coulet

ISBN13: 9780415501026
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Earthscan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

Despatched in 4 to 6 days.

The TRIPS Agreement (for trade-related intellectual property rights) provides for the general protection of geographical indications (GIs) of product origin, including for example the special protection of wines and spirits and for the creation of a multilateral register for wines. The African Group of countries has been in the forefront of countries agitating in the World Trade Organization TRIPS Council for the extension of this special protection and of the multilateral register to industries which are of interest to developing countries, primarily agriculture. The so-called "extension question" is the central feature of the Doha Development Agenda at both the WTO and World Intellectual Property Organization. This book provides some empirical evidence and applied legal and economic reasoning to this debate. It provides both a general review of the key issues and a series of case studies from six Anglophone and four Francophone countries in Africa. These focus on major agricultural commodities such as coffee, cotton, cocoa and tea, as well as more specific and local products such as Argan oil and Oku white honey.

Image not available lge
Intellectual Property Law, Agricultural Law

Part 1: The Policy Context
1. Geographical Indications and TRIPS
2. Setting up of a GI: Requirements and Difficulties at the Producer Level
3. Legal Infrastructure for the Protection of GIs
4. Geographical Indications and Economic Development
5. Assessing the Economic Impact of Protecting Geographical Indications
6. Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, Expressions of Culture and the Protection of Cultural Products in Africa

Part 2: Case Studies
7. Cameroon: Oku White Honey
8. Ethiopia: Coffee
9. Gabon: Okume Wood
10. Ghana: Cocoa
11. Kenya: Tea
12. Mauritius: Sugar
13. Morocco: Argan Oil
14. Rwanda: Coffee
15. Uganda: Cotton
16. Senegal: Yett of Joal
17. South Africa: Rooibos Tea.