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Geographical Indication Law Problems to Protect Local Knowledge of Food Products in Thailand

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tavephut Sirisakbanjong (LL.D.) ,Assist.Prof. Dr. Choocheewan Tamisanont (Ph.D.)
Keywords: Geographical Indication Law, Traditional Knowledge, food products, the spirit of Thai people, Thailand ,

Abstract

The current Thai Geographical Indication Law does not come from the spirit of Thai
peopleIt is only the implementation of international law based on Western ideas into Thailand. As
a result, the existing legal provisions are inconsistent with the tradition of using the names of
Thai geographical sources and the traditions of producing Thai food products. Therefore, Thai
food products are only public domain. In addition, the interpretation of the law in the
disqualification of Thai government agencies affects the protection of Traditional Knowledge