The traditional intellectual property system is dominated by the ‘‘big three’’: patents, copyrights and trade marks. These three forms of property rights on innovation and creation dominate legal scholarship and litigation. From a regulatory perspective, the big three are protected in local jurisdictions all over the world and are also part of the TRIPS Agreement – the system for intellectual property rights in the WTO – which has so dominated international intellectual property law that if one were not careful, one might mistakenly believe that TRIPS is its own selfcontained regime and not part of the WTO system at all. Within TRIPS itself there are provisions for the protection of geographical indications (GIs), which identify a product as originating in the territory of a member or a region or locality.
- Geographical Indications,
- International Intellectual Property Law
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