Geographical Indications (GI): An Overview
By Abhishek Kumar & Ajeet Kumar, Amity Law School, Patna.*
Geographical Indication (GI) is a symbol that represent the products originated from a particular area, state or country. The qualities of products are unique. The product has an unique flavor. The classification of the goods are cultivated, natural, factory-made products and so on. The GI tag registration has given for the unique products from the particular area with unique flavor. The GI registration is a part of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) under the Paris convention for the protection of Industrial Property in 1883. India is a member of the World Trade Organization & TRIPS agreement. In India GI are protected and governed by the GI of goods (registration and protection) act 1999. In India, GI record-keeping is administered by the GI of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 which has been applying since 15th September 2003.
* The authors are Law Student pursuing from Amity University, Patna.