Geographical Indication
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Filing Requirements
Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country). The use of a GI may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.
GI is a community right.
In today’s world GIs have tremendous economic value as consumers do not want to compromise on the quality of the product, and hence they are willing to pay for quality products.
GI are protected as per International Treaties and National Laws, including:
  • Special laws for the protection of Geographical Indications or appellations of origin
  • Trademark laws in the form of collective marks or certification marks
  • Laws against unfair competition
  • Consumer protection laws, or
  • Specific laws or decrees that recognize individual Geographical Indications.
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Our lawyers help clients in every step to get their rights secured. We give advice as to how we can get you your rights in the best possible manner. We do all the work related to GI from filling to handling oppositions to enforcement of rights.
Filing Requirements:
An application for registration of a Geographical Indication in India requires the following particulars:
Applicant data
  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant
  • List of association of persons/producers/organization/authority
  • Legal status and country of incorporation
Specimen of the Geographical Indication
  • Six printed specimen of GI, if Black & White;
  • Ten printed specimen of GI, if coloured
  • In case GI consists of shape of goods or its packaging, the reproduction furnished shall consist of at least three different views of GI and a description by word of GI
  • Date of first use of GI in India, if any
Priority details
  • Priority application number
  • Priority country
  • Priority date
  • Certified copy of priority document
Power of Attorney
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