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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

A geographical indication is a name or sign which is used on a certain class of products which corresponds with a certain specific geographical area, region, and locality; when the geographical area contributes to the quality of the products and along with the traditional knowledge stands to be enjoying reputation owing to the association.

Protection under GI serves against any unauthorized use of the name or sign, beyond the group of manufacturers or cultivators who make the produce in the geographical territory.

Any Association of persons, producers; organization, or authority representing the interests of the producers of the goods, of the region to which the geographical indication refers to, may apply. The Application is supported by a geographical map of the concerned territory, along with the description of the Geographical Indication (whether words, or signs), along with a list of the producers of the goods.

The term of registration is valid for a period of 10 years, which is renewable so.