Implementation of geographical indications: a boon for local producers and investors?

Laos

The MOST has, at long last, issued a Decision on the Implementation of Geographical Indications under the Law on Intellectual Property. The decision allows both local and foreign GIs to be registered in Laos, and outlines a number of matters concerning GIs that had not previously been included in the Law on Intellectual Property. This has sent a positive signal to investors, but it may be some time before local producers become aware of the potential boon that GIs offer.

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