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GI Model law – regional consultation with IPOs and EPA coordinators

In 2020, the CarIPI project started to develop a model Geographical Indication (GI) law which can be used by CARIFORUM States to modernise their legal frameworks. As a first step, a review of the currently-applicable legislation on GIs in the 16 CARIFORUM states was conducted and feedback shared and discussed with the IPOs of each country. Secondly, a draft of the GI Model Law has been prepared, considering, inter alia, provisions of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, existing legal frameworks in the CARIFORUM countries, the draft Intra-CF GI Agreement, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on the international protection of GIs, and WTO TRIPS provisions.

On 10 December, the CARIFORUM States met and discussed the latest developments of the GI Model Law.

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