Burkina to create label for traditional fabric

The labeling of Burkina Faso’s woven traditional fabric known locally as “Faso Dan Fani” will be completed next month, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, Harouna Kaboré disclosed on Tuesday.In a statement seen by APA, Mr Kaboré denies rumours of protecting the “Faso Dan Fani” brand by an Asian firm, stating that the African Intellectual Property Organization (AIPO) has received no title from such a firm.

“At our request, the research carried out by the AIPO technical services in their IPAS and Gestitres databases indicates that no Dan Fano Faso mark was deposited with the organisation on April 15, 2019 “, the minister said in the statement. 

The statement specifies that a pilot project for the labeling of four Burkinabè products was initiated in 2018 and is currently being implemented.  Continue reading…

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