THAILAND: EU names of origin to be protected under Thai law
By Mark Rowe The Thai government has drawn up legislation to protect the traditional names in Thailand's drinks market of goods such as French Champagne and Scotch whisky. The Geographical Indication Bill was drafted to meet Thailand's obligations under the World Trade Organisation's trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) agreement. However, the bill offered little protection for Thai products, such as rice whisky.
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