PROTECTION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN INDIA

ABSTRACT

Through GI i.e., geographical indication, an entrepreneur is able to differentiate his product/goods from other businessmen in the market. Meaning thereby, a GI is a mark which gives product significance on the basis of its originating region. For instance, Petha of Agra is famous, Rampuri Knife is also well known because of its place of origin.

Keywords

Geographical Indications; Intellectual Property; Region; Consumer; Registration; Infringement

References

  • https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/geographical /952/wipo_pub_952.pdf

  • wines, grain, tobacco leaf, fruit, cattle, minerals, mineral waters, beer, flowers, and flour,” as well as “wines, grain, tobacco leaf, fruit, cattle, minerals, mineral waters, beer, flowers, and flour.

  • Dr. S.K. Singh, “Intellectual Property Rights Laws”, Central Law Agency, Allahabad, 3rd Edition, 2019, p. 450

  • Justice P.S. Narayana, “Intellectual Property Law in India”, Gogia Law Agency, Hyderabad, 5th Edition, 2010, p. 976

  • 5 Such a person faces a sentence of not less than 6 months but not more than 3 years in prison and a fine of not less than 50,000 RS but not more than 200,000 RS.

  • https://www.jstor.org/stable/4414050?seq=5#meta data_info_tab_contents

  • Supra Note No. 1

  • Supra Note No. 1

  • Dr. B.L. Wadehra, “Law Relating to Intellectual Property”, Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 4th Edition, 2010, p. 458

  • “A minimum mandatory period of 6 months in prison and a maximum sentence of 3 years, as well as a minimum mandatory fine of Rs.50,000/- and a maximum fine of Rs.2 lakhs, may be imposed as criminal penalties. A minimum of one year in prison and a fine of Rs.2 lakhs shall be levied in the event of a second conviction for the same offence