The Executive Officer of Agricultural Product Standards has invited interested parties to submit any objections on its intention to register Karoo Lam/Karoo Lamb as a South African Geographical Indication in terms of the Regulations relating to the protection of geographical indications used on agricultural products intended for sale in the country.
Geographical Indication is used as an instrument to protect the quality, reputation or other character of goods essentially attributable to their geographical origin. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) prescribes the minimum standard of protection for geographical indications. South Africa signed the Agreement in 1994.
Those interested in submitting any objections should do within 30 days from the date of publication of the Notice to the following address:
Executive Officer: Agricultural Product Standards
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Private Bag X343, Pretoria, 0001
30 Hamilton Street, Harvest House Building, Arcadia, Room 159
More information regarding the proposed Geographical Indication is available on the Department’s website at www.daff.gov.za