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Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in ARIPO countries

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) ad hoc working group on Geographical Indications (GIs) was held online on 22 March 2022 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

This meeting was the first in its series. It aimed to reset the scene and create a subgroup of the ad hoc working group on GIs to achieve the expected results and present them at the next Administrative Council.

Twenty-one ARIPO member states participated in this first meeting. They gathered in four breakout sessions according to their legal regime on GIs. Ultimately, each group was expected to select a member or members who would participate in working sessions of a subgroup of the ad hoc working group on GIs.

The second session followed on 16 June and was a virtual event. The third session occurred at the ARIPO Secretariat in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 26 and 27 July 2022, and the last meeting took place virtually on 28 October 2022

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