Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 20

Trademarking Philippine Heritage In Pursuit of Sui Generis Geographical Indications Series
Part 1Intellectual Property in Textiles


Geographical Indications (GI) and Collective Marks (CM) are two forms of government issued and protected trademarks offering varying levels of protection for unique or heirloom agricultural produce. In turn, the stakeholders are expected to ensure consistency, traceability, and transparency within the supply chain. This presentation examines the role of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) in helping farmers and cooperatives transition from farming for survival, to a more equitable supply chain. This webinar focuses on the following products: Guinmaras Mango, Davao Pomelo, Bicol Pili nuts, Kalinga Specialty Coffee, and Cordillera Heirloom Rice. Attention is paid to the relationship of GIs and CMs to tourism, community building, and national identity. These points are particularly pertinent at world heritage sites and other cultural landscapes that are entangled with food security issues in the Philippines.

This is the first part of the series Trademarking Philippine Heritage In Pursuit of Sui Generis Geographical Indications.

  • Guest speaker: Peter Damary
  • Panel discussant: Charisse Tugade
  • Moderator: Estela Duque

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