Solubilis offer GI registration service in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin and anywhere in India. Geographical Identifications are one of the Intellectual properties exclusively relating the product and its region. Both product and Geography are identified with simultaneous manner. If some place names utters, the next minute it strikes the famous product from that place. Kanchipuram Silk is the best example of that. Kanchipuram silk has not comes in the recent business development. Many innovative and talented weavers are practicing the weaving art for centuries. Such magnum opus designs and products are still having the distinctive qualities. They not only stand as a name in Tamil Nadu, India but also overall world. Likewise, many other products have this Geographical Identifications. For example.
Registering of Geographical Identification is come with the overall reach throughout the world. It is one of best ways to improve the global market and popularity. Main motto of GI registration comes to eradicate illegal making of similar products and its market selling. Passing the illegal product with the same of GI territory is reducing the product’s genuineness. This process can easily stoppable by GI registration. GI similar to other Intellectual Property Rights like Brand name, Copyright, design and pattern.GI registration are required to get authorized permission from its respective Association. Individual products are applied along with product relating Affidavits and No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective Associations. Then only RGI tags are used on the product’s label. Like other Intellectual properties, GI also follows the common steps of Objection, Opposition, Examination, Journal publication registration and renewal.
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. Since the qualities depend on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production.
Geographical indications are typically used for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts, and industrial products.
The right to use a protected geographical indication belongs to producers in the geographical area defined, who comply with the specific conditions of production for the product.
Protection may be requested by a group of producers of the product identified by the geographical indication. The producers may be organized as an entity, such as a cooperative or association, which represents them and ensures that the product fulfils certain requirements which they have agreed upon or adhered to. In some jurisdictions, protection may also be requested by a national competent authority (for example, a local government authority).
Any association of persons, producers, organisation or authority established by or under the law can apply:
The applicant must represent the interest of the producers
The application should be in writing in the prescribed form
The application should be addressed to the Registrar of Geographical Indications along with prescribed fee.
Any association of persons, producers, organisation or authority established by or under the law can be a registered proprietor.
Their name should be entered in the Register of Geographical Indication as registered proprietor for the Geographical Indication applied for.
No. A geographical indication is a public property belonging to the producers of the concerned goods.
It shall not be the subject matter of assignment, transmission, licensing, pledge, mortgage or such other agreement
However, when an authorised user dies, his right devolves on his successor in title.
In the context of geographical indications, generic terms are names which, although they denote the place from where a product originates, have become the term customary for such a product. An example of a GI that has become a generic term is Camembert for cheese. This name can now be used to designate any camembert-type cheese. The transformation of a geographical indication into a generic term may occur in different countries and at different times. This may lead to situations where a specific indication is considered to constitute a geographical indication in some countries, whereas the same indication may be regarded as a generic term in other countries.
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