Geographical Indication and Registration for it in Uttar Pradesh, India: Present and Future Potential

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Geographical Indication, Goods, Place Origin, UP, India
Authors:
Yadav, Sujit Kumar; Chaudhary, R. C.; Sahani, Anjali
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
5
Number:
1
Pages:
48-57
Month:
January
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
Geographical Indication (GI) of Goods and Services is an indication, in the form of name and or sign, used on the goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to the place of origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. After the GI became effective, Darjeeling Tea became the first product to get GI tag in 2004. Ever since, more than 289 GI tags have been issued in India for products elated to agriculture, out of which only 24 have been issued for products produced in Uttar Pradesh. Realising that GI is a powerful tool to protect the ownership right on the natural resources, natural product and by-products, and manufactured goods based on plants and animals, its importance can’t be overemphasised. Uttar Pradesh is not only centre of biodiversity but also centre of skilful artisans and product developers. This more awareness needs to be generated and government help rendered at every level
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