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Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture: Focus on Asia-Pacific

Edited by: Irene Calboli, Wee Loon Ng-Loy

ISBN13: 9781316617403
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107166332

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Historically, few topics have proven to be so controversial in the international intellectual property arena as the protection of geographical indications (GIs). The adoption of TRIPS in 1994 did not resolve the disagreements on the issue, and countries world-wide continue to quarrel as to the nature and scope of protection of GIs internationally and nationally.

In this context, several countries in Asia-Pacific have actively promoted GIs as a mechanism to foster local development and safeguard local culture, while others have been more skeptical as to the promises of GI protection. Yet thus far, there is little literature addressing GI protection from the point of view of the Asia-Pacific region.

This book, edited by renowned intellectual property scholars, fills this void and offers a variety of contributions focusing on the framework and effects of GI protection in the Asia-Pacific region.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I. Framing the Debate: The Still Contested Role of Geographical Indications in the Global Economy:
1. Geographical indications between trade, development, culture, and marketing: framing a fair(er) system of protection in the global economy? Irene Calboli
2. From geography to history: geographical indications and the reputational link Dev S. Gangjee
3. The limited promise of geographical indications for farmers in developing countries Justin Hughes
4. Rethinking the work of geographical indications in Asia: addressing hidden geographies of gendered labour Rosemary J. Coombe and S. Ali Malik
5. A look at the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement: a missed opportunity? Daniel Gervais

Part II. Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of International and National Trade:
6. Geographical indications and mega-regional trade agreements and negotiations Susy Frankel
7. Geographical indications as property: European Union association agreements and investor state provisions Anselm Kamperman Sanders
8. How would geographical indications from Asia fare in Europe? Christopher Heath
9. Looking beyond the known story: how the prehistory of protection of geographical indications in the Americas provides an alternate approach Christine Haight Farley
10. European Union-Singapore free trade agreement: a new chapter for geographical indications in Singapore Susanna H. S. Leong

Part III. The Promise and Problems of Geographical Indications for Local and Rural Development:
11. Sunshine in a bottle? Geographical indications, the Australian wine industry, and the promise of rural development Peter Drahos
12. Legal protection of geographical indications as a means to foster social and economic development in Malaysia Tay Pek San
13. The use of geographical indications in Vietnam: a promising tool for socio-economic development? Barbara Pick, Delphine Marie-Vivien and Dong Bui Kim
14. 'Vanity GIs': India's legislation on geographical indications and the missing regulatory framework Yogesh Pai and Tania Singla
15. Protection of geographical indications in Taiwan: turning a legal conundrum into a policy tool for development Szu-Yuan Wan
16. A unique type of cocktail: protection of geographical indications in China Haiyan Zheng
17. The potentials, and the current challenges, of geographical indications protection in Sri Lanka Naazima Kamardeen

Part IV. The Unsettled Relationship between Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, and Cultural Heritage:
18. The Geographical Indications Act 2013: protection of traditional knowledge in Bangladesh with special reference to Jamdani Mahua Zahur
19. From chianti to kimchi: geographical indications, intangible cultural heritage, and their unsettled relationship with cultural diversity Tomer Broud
20. Geographical indications, heritage and decentralization policies: the case of Indonesia Christoph Antons
21. When geographical indications meet intangible cultural heritage: the new Japanese act on geographical indications Steven Van Uystel.