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Experiences in registering for geographical indication protection

Sumary of Experiences in registering for geographical indication protection:

  • This is the result of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on GIs between Vietnam and Japan by the National Office of Intellectual Property – NOIP (Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam) and the Food Industry Affairs Bureau – FIAB (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan)…
  • After Luc Ngan lychee obtained a GI registration certificate from the NOIP in 2008, the value of Vietnamese lychee has increased and the fruit export market has been expanded as well, including in Japan…
  • However, Vietnam export lychees suffered disadvantages as they had to bear the name of the supply units on the Japanese side during the consumption process…
  • on the products exported to Japan, leading to higher added value and greater opportunities to be trusted and chosen by consumers…
  • In addition, when bearing this GI in Japan, Vietnam lychee products will be protected by Japanese law and will not be requested by other parties to stop using the label, while preventing parties from using the same GI for duplicate, similar or related products…
  • Whereas, despite its GI protection, the exports of Luc Ngan lychee to Japan still depend on the acceptance level of the market as well as the satisfaction of the country stringent regulations on food safety….

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