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Geographical Indications

A geographical indication is a sign which is used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Geographical Indication is primarily granted to agricultural, natural, manufactured, handicraft originating from a definite geographical territory.

Article 22 of the TRIPS Agreements defines Geographical Indication as “indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin”.

Top reasons why you need to register your Geographical Indications:

  • Registered geographical indications have the exclusive right to exploit or use the GIs’ products in the course of trade.
  • The authorized users are allowed to issue infringements.
  • It confers legal protection to Geographical Indications in India.
  • Prevents unauthorized use of a Registered Geographical Indication by others
  • It provides legal protection to Indian Geographical Indications which in turn boost exports.