China: GI Product Protection Draft Regulations Issued

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2023-0131

On September 18, 2023, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) published draft Provisions on the Protection of Geographic Indication (GI) Products for public comment. These provisions regulate the application of GI products, opposition procedures, GI protection system, and supervision of the use of GI product names, labels, and penalties. The draft regulation, which will replace the 2005 version, has not been notified to the WTO. Comments can be sent to tiaofasi@cnipagov.cn before November 2, 2023. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft and a table comparison of the modifications.

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