We would like to ensure that you are still receiving content that you find useful – please confirm that you would like to continue to receive ILO newsletters.
13 July 2020
Geographical indications (GIs) are marks, signs or symbols which indicate that the associated goods:
Many countries have adopted GI laws to protect indigenous products, including handicrafts and agricultural, natural, horticultural and industrial products originating from a specific region.
On 27 March 2020, after revisions and much deliberation, Parliament finally passed the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act 2020 in order to establish a system for the recognition, registration and protection of GI rights in Pakistan.
The act's salient features are as follows:
There are various indigenous GI products in Pakistan (eg, Peshawari chappals, Multani halwa, Ajrak print and Sindhri mangoes) and it is crucial to secure worldwide recognition of the same. When the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act 2020 is finally implemented, GI rights will be established and recognised in Pakistan. Further, the act will deter third parties from infringing GI marks not just domestically, but internationally.
For further information on this topic please contact Seema S Mansoor at Vellani & Vellani by telephone (+92 21 3580 1000) or email (email@example.com). The Vellani & Vellani website can be accessed at www.vellani.com.
The materials contained on this website are for general information purposes only and are subject to the disclaimer.
ILO is a premium online legal update service for major companies and law firms worldwide. In-house corporate counsel and other users of legal services, as well as law firm partners, qualify for a free subscription.