Saint Lucia

Geographical Indications Act 2000

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:May 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):March 27, 2000
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Geographical Indications
The WTO notification states:
'This Act provides for a system of protection for geographical indications.
The Act provides for the institution of civil proceedings to prevent the unlawful use of geographical indications and imposes criminal sanctions for the deliberate wrong use of geographical indications.
The Act further establishes a system of protection that is not dependent on registration, although registration of the geographical indications does raise a presumption that it is a geographical indication within the meaning of the Act.
Reference is also made to the power of the Registrar not to register a trademark which conflicts with a geographical indication.'
Available Texts: 

Geographical Indications Act 2000 Geographical Indications Act 2000, Complete document (pdf) [343 KB] Geographical Indications Act 2000, Complete document (htm) [29 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:LC006


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