Geographical Indications of traditional handicrafts: a cultural element in a predominantly economic activity

Covarrubia, Patricia (2019) Geographical Indications of traditional handicrafts: a cultural element in a predominantly economic activity. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. ISSN 0018-9855

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Abstract

The effect of globalization has seen a cross-cultural exchange on cultural forms and cultural diversity. This demands to seek the most effective, comprehensive, and appropriate mechanisms to safeguard and protect traditional knowledge. Established international treaties and regional/national conventions appear to cover the international trade of products but to what degree they discriminate among products is to be tested. In order to do so international and regional legislations as well as bilateral agreements between the European Union and Latin American countries will be considered. Additionally, when handicraft is at issue the debate over the relationship between cultural heritage and intellectual property is relevant. This paper argues the topic of Geographical Indications as a tool to protect but also to safeguard and preserve traditional handicraft. By examining local frameworks and the importance of international harmony, the study will show that the protection of geographical indications goes beyond economic goals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographical Indications, Traditional Cultural Expressions, non-agricultural products, Latin America, European Union, TRIPS, UNESCO
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: School of Law
Depositing User: Patricia Covarrubia
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 09:40
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/323

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