A GI gives assurance to consumers that the product they buy comes from a particular place and has unique characteristics or qualities associated with the GI. It differentiates the product identified by the GI from other products that are not labelled with the GI.
Once a GI is registered in Singapore, it enjoys enhanced protection where GI labels cannot be used on products which do not come from the place indicated by the GI, even if consumers are not misled as to the true geographical origin of the goods in question.
Once a GI is registered, it will be protected for 10 years
from the date of registration. The registration may be renewed
upon its expiry every 10 years.