Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Geographical Indication Tag and GI Tagged Products

🔷Geographical Indication Tag and GI Tagged Products

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag is form of intellectual property, a certification or sign or name given to certain goods/products that are unique to a particular geographical region or location. According to the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), “Geographical Indications (GIs) are the indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin.”

Provided By:
GI Tag is given to the goods by the Geographical Indication Registry (headquartered in Chennai) under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. The Act however came into effect from 15 September 2003. The GI Act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, who is the Registrar of Geographical Indications.

Importance of GI Tag:
The tag ensures the quality and essential attributes of a food produced in a specific location. It also ensures that none other than the authorized users can use the GI tagged product name. 

Some important facts regarding GI Tag:

✔️The first product that was awarded the GI tag in India was Darjeeling Tea in 2004-05.

✔️The GI tag is valid for 10 years and after that can be renewed for next 10 years.

✔️Karnataka has the highest number of GI tags i.e. 47 products followed by Tamil Nadu (39).

🔳Some of the major products that have got GI tag🔳

➖Coorg Green Cardamom of Karnataka
➖Chanderi Sarees of Madhya Pradesh
➖Kancheepuram Silk of Tamil Nadu
➖Thanjavur Paintings, Tamil Nadu
➖Pokkali Rice, Kerala
➖Tirupathi Laddu, Andhra Pradesh
➖Mysore Silk of Karnataka
➖Odisha Pattachitra
➖Blue Pottery of Rajasthan
➖Kashmir Pashmina
➖Phulkari, Punjab
➖Nagpur Orange
➖Mizo Chilli
➖Lucknow Chikan craft
➖Hyderabad Haleem
➖Kandhamal Haladi of Odisha
➖Kodaikanal Malai Poondu 
➖Pawndum of Mizoram
➖Ngotekherh of Mizoram
➖Hmaram of Mizoram
➖Tawlhlohpuan of Mizoram
➖Mizo Puanchei of Mizoram
➖Gulbarga Tur Dal of Karnataka
➖Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila) of Kerala
➖Odisha Rasagola  of Odisha
➖Palani Panchamirtham  of Tamil Nadu
➖Manipur Black Rice of Manipur
➖Gorakhpur Terracotta of Uttar Pradesh
➖Kashmir Saffron of J&K
➖Kovilpatti Kadai Mittai of Kerala
➖Thanjavur Netti Works of Tamil Nadu
➖Arumbavur Wood Craving of Tamil Nadu
➖Soharai Khovar Painting of Jharkhand
➖Puttapaka Telia Rumal of Telangana
➖Irish Whiskey of Ireland
➖Khola Chilli of Goa
➖Idu Mishmi Textiles of Arunachal Pradesh
➖Dindigul Locks of Tamil Nadu
➖Kandangi Saree of Tamil Nadu
➖Srivilliputtur Palkova of Tamil Nadu
➖Kaji Nemu of Assam

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