Sergey Shlychkov, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus (SCST), addressed the participants of the seminar "Development of Technology and Innovation Support Centers Network in Belarus. Role of Geographical Indications in Protecting National Brands," which was held on June 29 in Grodno.
In his speech, Mr. Shlychkov noted that social expectations and consumer demand for food and agricultural products with a special quality mark indicating the place, traditions and peculiarities of its production are growing all over the world.
"Each region of our country is rich in products with unique characteristics that could potentially be registered as intellectual property rights, - stressed the Chairman. - By obtaining the right to use a geographical indication, the Belarusian manufacturer not only confirms the originality of its goods and their quality, but also promotes the positive image of its region, city, village and country as a whole".