August 27, 2021
Geographical Indications (GI) is the highest level of branding, visibility and protection for products in the International Market given to products from a specific designated geographical area and granted to producers, organizations or their representatives. Some of the product world over that has obtained GI’s are Scotch Whisky, Champaign, Bordeaux Wines, Feta cheese, Manuka Honey amongst thousands of others products from many countries. Benefits in obtaining GI's have been, highest level of protection & branding, visibility worldwide, increased prices and volumes.
India has over 700 GI’s and some of them are Darjeeling Tea, Alleppy turmeric, handicrafts from villages and the Laddu at Thirumala temple in Thriupathi. However, Sri Lanka Has not been able to obtain GI for a single product, not even Ceylon Tea.
In this regard, Spice Council of Sri Lanka has taken a great initiative together with National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) to spearhead this project and in applying for GI’s for some of main Sri Lankan Export Products. The main objective of perusing this matter is that there is a greater potential for higher number of Sri Lankan products to obtain GI to compete successfully in international markets.
NCE is planning to conduct a webinar to further discuss and educate the export sector in moving forward with this initiative and to obtain collective support from all stakeholders.
DATE - 27th August 2021
TIME - 10.00 am to 11.30 am
VENUE (Virtual) - Zoom Platform
The webinar will be conducted as per the following agenda. The forum will be moderated by Mr Sarada de Silva, Past President of NCE.
|Welcome note||10.00 am – 10.05 am||By NCE|
|Opening Remarks and introduction||10.05 am – 10.15 am||By Mr Sarada de Silva|
|Duties and Objectives of NIPO||10.15 am – 10.25 am||By Ms Ranawake|
|Presentation||10.25 am – 11.00 am||By E&Y|
|Panel Discussion/Q & A session||11.00 am – 11.30 am||Panelists/Moderator/Audience|
We kindly invite you to participate for this important webinar to gain insights from a panel of prominent speakers and also to receive clarifications on any areas of concern.
Please register using the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r7_yi7HeSt25Tvs7QYL0KQ
Also kindly share any questions you may have on the subject matter, prior to the event via email to firstname.lastname@example.org