Geographical Indications

Geographical 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

Geographical indication” in relation to goods, means an indication which identifies such goods as agricultural goods, natural goods or manufactured goods as originating, or manufactured in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of such goods is essentially attributable to its geographi9cal goods one of the activities of either the production or processing or preparation of the goods concerned takes place in such territory, region or locality, as the case may be

Explanation: for the purpose of this clause, any name which is not the name of the country, region or locality of that country shall also be considered as geographical indications if it relates to a specific geographical area and is used upon or in relation to particular goods, originating from that country region or locality as the case may be.