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Geographical indication protection and rural livelihoods: insights from India and Thailand

Pradyot Ranjan Jena, Chuthaporn Ngokkuen, Dil Rahut () and Ulrike Grote

Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 2015, vol. 29, issue 1, 174-185

Abstract: type="main"> The paper synthesises the results from empirical case studies undertaken in India and Thailand on the welfare impacts of geographical indications (GIs). The findings indicate a positive effect from GI protection on the well-being of farm households and rural poverty. GI protection also preserves the traditional knowledge embedded in a GI good as well as the traditional heritage of the locality that produces the good. The findings support the call for stronger intellectual property rights protection.

Date: 2015
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