États-Unis d'Amérique
Indications géographiques
12. Please describe in detail how the laws of Antigua and Barbuda provide for the recognition and protection of geographical indications as required by Article 22.2 of the TRIPS Agreement, citing to the relevant provisions of law or regulation, and provide examples of geographical indications so protected.
The Geographical Indication Bill 2001 provides for the protection for geographical indications in accordance with Article 22 of the TRIPS Agreement. Protection is provided for those geographical indications regardless of registration that fall within the definition of geographical indications contained in section 2 of the Act. Registration shall raise a presumption that such indication is a geographical indication within the meaning of section 2 (see section 13 of the Bill). Examples of such indications are indications that identify goods such as any natural or agricultural product or any product of handicraft or industry as originating in the territory or country, or a region or locality in this territory.