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Geographical Indications

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A collective trademark for your business.

Geographical Indication (GI) is a collective sign or we can say it is a collective trademark which represent a specific geographic area or community. Every person of that community or association has equal right to use this GI symbol. It is a very power full protection to protect a specialty of a product in specific geographical origin. GI is only tool by which your village or city can be identified on a world map.

Benefits

Exclusive rights to you.

  • Having exclusive right to exploit or use the GIs’ products in the course of trade.
  • The authorized users are allowed to sue infringements
  • 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.m using your invention without your permission
  • It promotes economic prosperity of producers of goods produced in a geographical territory.

Procedure

A few steps to cover the geographical area.

  • Filing of application
  • Preliminary scrutiny
  • Examination
  • Show cause notice
  • Publication in the geographical indications Journal
  • Opposition to Registration
  • Registration
  • Renewal

Documents required

Documents required

  • Application Form (Download)
  • Power of Authorisation (on 100 rs stamp paper format download)
  • JPG or PDF image of Logo
  • MOA between Service provider and applicant
  • List of association of persons/producers/organization/authority
  • Geographical area of production and map
  • Proof of origin [Historical records]
  • Method of Production
  • Uniqueness
  • Inspection Body
  • Other

How LawDocs can help?

Legal experts protecting geographical indications.

  • We offer simplified solutions to register the geographical indications.
  • Your product may have specific geographical area, but our services are offered in every geographical area.
  • Pan India presence with own resource and infrastructure
  • Error free and timely processing.

Prices start with 6499/- (inclusive all)

FAQs

Your questions, answered.

It originates from a definite geographical territory. It is used to identify agricultural, natural or manufactured goods. The manufactured goods should be produced in that territory.

It should have a special quality or reputation or other characteristics

A geographical indication is a sign used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess certain unique qualities and reputation that are due to that place of origin.

Geographic words are efficient means to communicate both

  1. a) A product’s geographical origin
  2. b) Product’s characteristics besides geographical origin

Eg. Bikaneri Bhujiya, Darjiling Tea, Kota Doriya, Sanganer Print etc.

For registrability, the indications must fall within the scope of section 2(1)e of GI Act, 1999. Being so, it has to also satisfy the provisions of section 9, which prohibits registration of a Geographical Indication

  • the use of which would be likely to deceive or cause confusion; or
  • the use of which would be contrary to any law for the time being in force; or
  • which comprises or contains scandalous or obscene matter; or
  • which comprises or contains any matter likely to hurt the time being in force; religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens of India; or
  • which would otherwise be dismantled to protection in a court; or
  • which are determined to be generic names or indications of goods and are, therefore, not or ceased to be protected in their country of origin or which have fallen into disuse in that country; or
  • which although literally true as to the territory region or locality in which the goods originate, but falsely represent to the persons that the goods originate in another territory, region or locality as the case may be.
  • An application may be made to the registrar in respect of goods notified by the central Government for additional protection for a registered geographical indication in Form GI-9 accompanied in triplicate along with a statement of case and shall be accompanied with the copy of the notification issued.
  • The application shall be made jointly by the registered proprietor of the Geographical indications in India and by all the producers of the Geographical indication.

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