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A Stakeholders Meeting - Programme


Geographical Indications and Feni - A Stakeholder Meeting


5th April 2008
Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, Goa

Arrival & Registration


Chair: TC James

Director, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Govt. of India



Dwijen Rangnekar ~ Introduction to ESRC Project

Principal Investigator ESRC Project; Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation and the School of Law, Warwick University


Session One
Legal Protection for Geographical Indications


Chair: David Vivas-Eugui

Deputy Programmes Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)



Octavio Espinosa ~ International law

Director, Legislative and Legal Advice Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation - Paper(PDF Document)



Latha Nair ~ India law

Partner, K&S Partners, New Delhi - Paper(PDF Document)


Refreshment break


Session Two
Case Studies on Geographical Indications
11:30 – 12:30


Chair: David Vivas-Eugui

Deputy Programmes Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)



Jorge Larson Guerra ~ Tequila, Mescal

Comisión Nacional Para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (Conabio), Mexico



SK Soam ~ UNCTAD/Govt. of India Study

Senior Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, India - Paper (PDF Document)



Lunch (with Feni/Mescal Sampling)

12:30 – 14:00

Session Three
Reporting the ESRC Project


Chair: R. D’Souza, S.J.

Founder Director, Goa Institute of Management



Pranab Mukhopadhyay ~ Baseline Survey

Goa University and SANDEE; for Shodh (the Institute for Research and Development, Nagpur) - Paper (PDF Document)


Refreshment break (with Feni/Mescal Sampling)


Session Four
Group Discussion: ‘Geographical Indications and Feni’


Group A: Legal Issues in Protecting Feni

Facilitators: Octavio Espinosa & David Vivas-Eugui

Resource Person: Latha Nair



Group B: Regulating Quality and Marketing Feni

Facilitators: Jorge Larson Guerra & SK Soam

Resource Person: Mita Mukharji

Tea Board of India


Session Five

Final Session



Chair: Dwijen Rangnekar

Facilitators report back from their group

Open discussion

Feni Award



Gi Background(PDF Document)

Project Notes(PDF Document)