Vietnam: Ly Son garlic receives certificate of geographical indication

Dang Tan Thanh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ly Son District, has stated that the People’s Committee of Ly Son District has just received the certificate of geographical indication registration for Ly Son garlic. This is good news for Ly Son garlic, is a specialty of this island.

Accordingly, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam under the Ministry of Science and Technology granted the certificate of geographical indication registration for Ly Son garlic, and the People’s Committee of Ly Son District is the organization that manages the geographical indication. This decision takes effect indefinitely since the date of signing.

Although Ly Son garlic is recognized as a collective or protective trademark, Ly Son garlic has been impersonated for several years. Traders have brought garlic from other places to Ly Son Island to sell at high prices.

The recognition of Ly Son garlic geographical indications will be a condition for authorities to have grounds to protect the interests of Ly Son garlic, and settle trade disputes and impersonation of Ly Son garlic which are taking place in the market.

Source: sggpnews.org.vn


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