MUKHERJEE & CO’s Geographical Indication Services include the following:-

 

  • Filing of Geographical Indication Applications.
  • Renewal of Geographical Indication Registrations.
  • Opposition, Rectification and Cancellation Proceedings before the Geographical Indication Registry.

 

WHY PROTECTION OF GI IS REQUIRED?

  • Commercial potential.
  • Free ride on reputation by competitors.
  • Loss of revenue to genuine GI rights holder if not protected.
  • Consumers are misled (GI informs consumers the specific characteristics).
  • Protect Traditional Knowledge.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION IN INDIA

  • Protected by The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999.
  • Applicable for Agricultural goods, natural goods and manufactured goods.
  • Any activities either production, processing or preparation of goods concern take place in such territory.
  • Any associations of persons or producers or any organization or any legal authority may apply.