Geographical Indication

Geographical Indication shall be protected as a sign which indicates the place of origin of goods, which due to its geographical environment factors, including the factor of the nature, the people or the combination of the two factors, gives a specific characteristics and quality on the goods produced therein.

Geographical Indication shall be protected after registration, based on an Application filed by:

a. an institution that represents the society in the area which produces the goods concerned, which consists of:

parties who undertake business on goods of natural products or natural resources;
producers of agricultural products;
people who make handicraft or industrial products; or
merchants who sell the goods concerned;
b. an institution that is given the authority to do so; and
c. groups of consumers of the goods concerned.