International Forum on Distinctive Signs for Collective Use (WIPO/DS/VRS/08)
San Salvador, El Salvador
WIPO and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), China, will jointly host the International Symposium on Geographical Indications from June 26 to 28, 2007, at the Beijing International Hotel, Beijing, China. The Symposium, which is held every two years, brings together representatives of Member States’ administrations, producers who use geographical indications to promote their products, and leading experts in the field, for an exchange of experiences and views. In addition to offering practical insights into technicalities concerning the use and protection of geographical indications, the Symposium will seek to contribute constructively to the ongoing debate on issues relating to geographical indications at the national and international levels.