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* Sri Lanka to amend Intellectual Property Act to protect geographical indications
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 10:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has planned to amend the Intellectual Property Act 2003 No. 06 to resolve the problems faced by the manufacturers who produce the goods with geographical indications.

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has initiated a programme to protect the geographical indications of Sri Lanka and the amendment of the Intellectual Property Act is part of the programme.

Geographical indications are place names in a country used on goods to identify the origin and quality, reputation or other characteristics of the products that are essentially attributable to that place of origin, for example Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon.

The Ministry has appointed an action committee comprising officials of various Departments and the members of Advisory Council of the Bureau of Intellectual Property.

National Intelligent Property Office of Sri Lanka states that in July 2012 the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Draft Bill containing amendments to the Act.

In Sri Lanka Geographical indications are protected without registration. The Draft Bill intends to amend the Act with a view to enhance the protection granted to owners of Copyright and Related Rights by introducing a Voluntary Registration system.

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