Jurisdiction - Thailand
Rouse Thailand Appointed to Protect 47 Thai Geographical Indications in EU.

19 June, 2014


Following the successful registration of rice variety known as “Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai” as a geographical indications (GI) in the European Union in 2013, this month the Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand (“DIP”) has appointed Rouse Thailand to further register and prosecute 47 Thai geographical indications in the EU covering varieties of Thai genetic resources ranging from pineapple to wine.   


Thailand is regarded as the most active country in South East Asia in protecting and promoting its GIs locally and internationally. Developing GI has become one of the country’s top IP strategies oriented for the biological and traditional culture preservation as well as for the improvement of commercial competitiveness in international market.


Thailand’s country manager, Fabrice Mattei who handled the Khao Hom Mali case said about the appointment of Rouse Thailand: “This honour is very gratifying to our firm in Thailand and globally. Our singular focus remains our clients’ success not just in the courtroom but also in their natural environment, and we are proud of the results we have achieved for producers’ associations of rice, silk, coffee etc.  Our practice has never been more interesting and robust, and we are excited about the great work that lies ahead.”



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