Geographical indications at the crossroads of trade, development, and culture : focus on Asia-Pacific / edited by Irene Calboli (Singapore Management University and Texas A&M University), Ng-Loy Wee Loon (National University of Singapore) .

Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
xx, 550 pages ; 24 cm

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World Trade Organization.
Marks of origin -- Law and legislation.
Names, Geographical -- Law and legislation.
Trademarks -- Law and legislation.
Foreign trade regulation.
"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. The book is also available as Open Access"-- Provided by publisher.
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) requires that all goods traded globally include an indication of their origin. All products thus have a "Made In" label so that consumers can see where a good originates. These geographical indications (GIs) play an important role in international trade and economic development. As many goods are made up of components from different sources, determining the true intellectual property of a product can be challenging. The WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have established procedures for determining the labeling of goods but these rules are often disputed by developing nations"-- Provided by publisher.
Part I. Framing the Debate : The Still-Contested Role of Geographical Indications in the Global Economy
Geographical indications between trade, development, culture, and marketing : framing a fair(er) system of protection in the global economy? / Irene Calboli
From geography to history : geographical indications and the reputational link / Dev S. Gangjee
The limited promise of geographical indications for farmers in developing countries / Justin Hughes
Rethinking the work of geographical indications in Asia : addressing hidden geographies of gendered labour / Rosemary J. Coombe and S. Ali Malik
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
Geographical indications and mega-regional trade agreements and negotiations / Susy Frankel
Geographical indications as property : European Union association agreements and investor state provisions / Anselm Kamperman Sanders
How would geographical indications from Asia fare in Europe? / Christopher Heath
Looking beyond the known story : how the prehistory of protection of geographical indications in the Americas provides an alternate approach / Christine Haight Farley
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
Sunshine in a bottle? Geographical indications, the Australian wine industry, and the promise of rural development / Peter Drahos
Legal protection of geographical indications as a means to foster social and economic development in Malaysia / Tay Pek San
The use of geographical indications in Vietnam : a promising tool for socio-economic development? / Barbara Pick, Delphine Marie-Vivien, and Dong Bui Kim
'Vanity GIs' : India's legislation on geographical indications and the missing regulatory framework / Yogesh Pai and Tania Singla
Protection of geographical indications in Taiwan : turning a legal conundrum into a policy tool for development / Szu-Yuan Wan
A unique type of cocktail : protection of geographical indications in China /
Haiyan Zheng
The potentials, and the current challenges, of geographical indications protection in Sri Lanka / Naazima Kamardeen
Part IV. The Shifting Relationship between Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, and Cultural Heritage
The Geographical Indications Act 2013 : protection of traditional knowledge in Bangladesh with special reference to Jamdani / Mahua Zahur
From chianti to kimchi : geographical indications, intangible cultural heritage, and their unsettled relationship with cultural diversity / Tomer Broud
Geographical indications, heritage and decentralization policies : the case of Indonesia / Christoph Antons
When geographical indications meet intangible cultural heritage : the new Japanese act on geographical indications / Steven Van Uystel.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Calboli, Irene, editor.
Ng-Loy, Wee Loon, editor.