November 10, 2017


GI registrations for "Prosciutto di Parma"

The Japan Geographical Indication (GI) Law, which came into force in 2015, newly provides protection for GIs via registrations. Seiwa acted as representative in applications for GI registrations of indications “Prosciutto di Parma”, etc., which became registered in September 2017 as the first non-Japanese geographical indications successfully registered in Japan. This article summarizes the characteristics of the GI system in Japan.