Cancellation and Invalidation of Certificate of Geographical Indication Registration

Cancellation and Invalidation of Certificate of Geographical Indication Registration

A certificate of geographical indication registration may be cancelled by any third party's request, in the following cases:

(i) The application for registration neither has right to registration; or

(ii) The geographical indication under the certificate does not meet the protection criteria as stipulated.

The validity of the certificate of geographical indication registration may be also suspended on the grounds that the geographical conditions attributable to the reputation, quality or characteristics of the product bearing a geographical indication have changed resulting in a loss of the reputation, quality or characteristics of the product.