The Council of Ministers has approved a draft law aimed at protecting the patent rights of traditional Cambodian products, which if violated could be met with a fine of up to $5,000 and a five-year jail term. The law on geographical indication (G.I.), a status given to protect reputable goods that originate from a specific region, aims at maintaining national identity and “protecting the intellectual property of producers and operators while protecting consu*mers,” the Council of Ministers said in a statement. According to a copy of the draft law obtained Monday, a person found to have falsely advertised
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