“Geographical indications” are indications used in trade to identify products, many of which are food or drink, as originating from a particular geographical origin which has given the products their unique qualities, characteristics and reputation. In Singapore, the Geographical Indications Act 2014 (the “GI Act”) came into force on 1 April 2019, repealing the then-existing Geographical Indications Act (Chapter 117B). Under the GI Act, a Registry of Geographical Indications (the “GI Registry”) along with a new system of registration were established aimed at enhancing the protection of geographical indications in Singapore.

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