FROM NAGPUR ORANGES TO TIRUPATI LADDUS: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

IP ( INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY) is a result of the human intellect i.e., human mind or intelligence), which can be someone’s invention, artistic or literary work, symbol, etc. IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) is the rights awarded by the society to individuals or organizations principally over intellectual property. It protects your creation against infringement.

There are types of intellectual property

  1. Patents
  2. Copyright
  3. Trademark
  4. Geographical indications
  5. Industrial design
  6. Trade secrets

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS (GI)

Have you ever heard of Nagpur oranges or Banarasi saree or Nasik grapes and, Bikaneri bhujia?  Do you know what’s similar in all these? The answer is that they all depict their specific place of origin. They all are geographical indications. A geographical indication is a sign on different products that depict their specific geographical origin and, it holds its reputation and quality because of its place of origin. A geographical indication (GI) has the name of…

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