Rooibos Trade Mark Dispute

Once again South Africa finds itself in a dispute over the Rooibos Geographical Indication trademark. A French company is trying to register the trademark “Rooibos” in France, and will be able to do os if the South African government doesn’t register...

Geographical Indication Explained

Geographical indication, known often by the acronym of GI, is a mark that is used on specific products to indicate the origin of the products. The geographical indication can be for a specific town, region, province or country. It is often used as certification for...