Geographical Indication

Geographical Indications of Goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refer to the geographical indication referring to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product.

Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to the fact of its origin in that defined geographical locality, region or country.

India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection)Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003.

A Geographical Indication is registered for a period of ten years and the registration may be renewed from time to time on payment of renewal fees.

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  1. Filing of Application & Registration
  2. Opposition to Registration
  3. Renewel
  4. Appeal