Legal Protection of Geographic Indications of Traditional Food “Tahu Kuning Kediri” Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the opportunity for the traditional food of Tahu Kuning Kediri (Kediri Yellow Tofu) as a product that deserves legal protection in the form of geographic indications, and to know the steps that must be taken so that the traditional food of ‘Tahu Kuning Kediri’ can get legal protection in the form of Geographical Indications. Approach/Methodology/Design: This research is a normative juridical study that emphasizes secondary data from literary studies, relevant research reports, and journals with the themes of traditional knowledge & local products (MSMEs). Sources of literature data, observations, results of interviews with related MSMEs organizations. Findings: Based on the description above, it can be concluded that the traditional food of ‘Tahu Kuning Kediri’ meets the requirements for legal protection in the form of a geographical indicator because it fulfills four conditions, namely a sign indicating its origin, GI objects in the form of goods and/or products, geographical factors and certain characteristics of goods and/or products that are different from other traditional regional yellow tofu food. Practical implications: The process of applying for legal protection in the form of geographic indications can be carried out by the association of MSMEs of ‘Tahu Kuning Kediri’ producers who are already legal in collaboration with the local government, and submit to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights by attaching the proposed Geographical Indication book. Originality/value: The research subjects are policies and regulations related to geographic indications.