Indications of Goods are defined as that aspect of Industrial
Property which refer to the geographical indication
referring to a country or to a place situated therein
as being the country or place of origin of that product.
Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality
and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable
to the fact of its origin in that defined geographical
locality, region or country. Examples of Indian Geographical
Indications are: Basmati Rice,
Mango, Nagpur Orange, Darjeeling Tea, Kanchipuram Silk
Saree, Agra Petha, Kolhapuri Chappal.
India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO),
enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration
& Protection)Act, 1999 has come into force with
effect from 15th September 2003.
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