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Author(s)Latha R Nair and Rajendra Kumar
PublisherLexis Nexis
BindingHard Cover
Publish YearJanuary 2005


Geographical Indications: A search for identity sketches a practitioner’s perspective of geographical indications, their protection and the current international discussions on the subject. The authors have made every serious effort to include not only general information on the law relating to geographical indications but also all the relevant issues in discussion currently at the international level. The book contains a narrative of the history of the law on geographical indications traced through international conventions and case law, an analysis of the provisions of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) relating to the protection of geographical indications, a discussion on the recent and on- going debate on the extension of Article 23 type protection to all goods and an attempt to explore the scope of geographical indications in the socio-economic development of developing and least developed countries. It concludes with a discussion on the unfi nished agenda in the area and suggests a viable alternative to the international protection of geographical indications.