First registered Mozambican GI: the rise of GIs in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Mozambican goat market has recently obtained registration for the 'Tete goat' as a geographical indication (GI) under the Industrial Property System in Mozambique. This is the first registered Mozambican GI and a milestone in the history of the nation. In light of the 'Tete goat' being the first registered GI in Mozambique, this update takes a look at the procedure for registering a trademark as a GI in the South African context, with reference to certain examples, and how GIs can play an important role in the development of Sub-Saharan African countries.
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