Least developed countries and geographical indications: how can Uganda position itself to benefit from geographical indications?

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Nkomo, Marumo en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kisuule, Yvonne Alexandra en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-21T09:40:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-21T09:40:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kisuule, Y. 2015. Least developed countries and geographical indications: how can Uganda position itself to benefit from geographical indications?. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15214
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this thesis is to determine how Uganda can optimally benefit from geographical indications. This objective is achieved by focusing on the current negotiations at the World Trade Organization concerning geographical indications. The main issues in contention are the extension of a higher level of protection to other products, besides wines and spirits, and the establishment of a multilateral register for wines and spirits. In the discussion of these issues, each proposal is examined in light of Uganda's interests. The thesis also focuses on how geographical indications can be turned into development tools at the national level. It considers Uganda's legislation, the Geographical Indications Act 8 of 2013, and highlights the provisions that might deter the establishment of a successful geographical indications system in the country. The thesis then identifies other factors that Uganda must address in order for geographical indications to become development tools. It is concluded that in order to establish a successful geographical indications system, Uganda needs to continue its support for the Modalities Proposal in the international negotiations. Furthermore, at the national level, there are various factors that must be addressed, beyond the law, before geographical indications can become development tools, and these include the formation of producer organisations, marketing strategies and the sensitisation of stakeholders. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Intellectual Property Law en_ZA
dc.title Least developed countries and geographical indications: how can Uganda position itself to benefit from geographical indications? en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Intellectual Property Research Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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