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Geographical Indications Act, 2003 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The six hundred and fifty-ninth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Geographical Indications Act, 2003

  • Published by Government Gazette on 31 December 2003
  • Assented to on 31 December 2003
  • Commenced on 31 December 2003
AN ACT to provide for the protection of geographical indications and to provide for related matters.

Protection of Geographical Indications

1. Civil proceedings

(1)An interested person may institute proceedings in the High Court to prevent, in respect of a geographical indication,(a)the use of the means in the designation or presentation of goods which indicates or suggests that the goods in question originate in a geographical area other than the true place of origin in a manner which misleads the public as to the geographical origin of the goods;(b)the use which constitutes an act of unfair competition within the meaning of the Protection Against Unfair Competition Act, 2000 (Act 589); or(c)the use of the geographical indication identifying wi…

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