ARISE+ IPR has hosted many workshops for Geographical Indications (GIs) producers under its previous annual work plans to increase their capacity and promote their commercialisation of GI products. In 2021, the project had a different approach. It held a workshop for IP legislators, policymakers, and IP office officials whose work is relevant to promoting GI and design-intensive products, especially in rural areas and community-based industries.
The two-day workshop provided the participants with a better understanding of the benefits that community-based industries in the ASEAN could gain from effective policy programmes, which, in turn, contribute to rural growth. The workshop covered current topics of interest. The intention was to describe:
- the possible role of IP as an accelerator in rural and community-based development;
- the importance of legislators in promoting the industries;
- the experiences of the EU and producers in promoting community-based products;
- the necessity of well-developed policies to encourage rural development within the ASEAN.
- Claire Durand - An Introduction to Geographical Indications and the Transformative Effect of Successful GI Products [PDF - 3.44MB]
- Claire Durand - Geographical Indications as a Tool for Rural and Community-Based Development [PDF - 2.93MB]
- Claire Durand - The Problem of ‘Sleeping-GIs’ – How Unattended Geographical Indications Can Have a Negative Effect on Communities [PDF - 1.67MB]
- Claire Durand - How to Manage Geographical Indications as a Tool for Development: Recommendations for Practitioners [PDF - 1.91MB]
- Olivier Beucherie - Case Study: The Experience of the EU in Using Geographical Indications to Promote Development [PDF - 1.82MB]