Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines
Support to the Establishment of Enhanced GI Systems in Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines
Geographical Indications (GIs) constitute a genuine interest for both producers and consumers as they unlock value by capitalising on the diversity and quality of products. By denoting origin and quality, GIs have potentially positive implications for generating livelihood and income especially for small local producers. The promotion of rural development, generation of employment opportunities, and the creation of new industries are also among the benefits that have been associated with an effective GI protection system. To maximise these benefits, countries continue to enhance their GI protection systems, and the IP Key SEA project will provide the needed support for such national initiatives.