Recently, the first 10 GI product protection applications received by the restructured SIPO were published. Since the launching in 1996, the GI product protection in China scaled up year by year with prominent results achieved, with 2,359 GI products protected including 2,298 from domestic and 61 from international applicants. A total of 24 national GI protection demonstration zones have been established, 8091 busineses are approved for use of GI labels, and the relevant output value has exceeded 1 trillion yuan, benefiting tens of millions of people. (Source: www.sipo.cn)
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