GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

WHY PRODUCTS ARE PREFIXED WITH A COUNTRY OR A TOWN ?

Have you ever wondered, why Malabar Pepper, Darjeeling Tea, Nagpur Orange, Kanchipuram Sarees, Swiss Watches,Irish Whiskey are prefixed with the name of a Country, City or a Town?

THE UNIQUENESS OF GEOGRAPHICAL REGION'S

 

 

Every Region in the world boasts of something special which no other Region is capable of producing the same with such Taste, Quality and Uniqueness. The Reason being Topography, Vegetation, Soil and the Traditional Practices that goes into producing the final Product.

THE RATIONALE BEHIND GI TAG

Geographical Origin products being high in demand both at Domestic & International markets, eventually paved way for false Trade Practices. These products were described of having specific origin but were made elsewhere and of having certain unique qualities even when they did not.

It was in this background that the World Economies at WTO developed the Idea of the Geographical Indications (GI) Tag under Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to certain Unique products which are the outcome of a Specific Geographical Area.

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Geographical Indications (GI) is a Tag given under GI Act of a country to certain specific products which possesses special features corresponding to a particular geographical location.

The Tag is used for Agricultural, Natural and Manufactured goods. At present 344 products from India and around 60,000 products in the world have been registered under GI Act.

The GI act has been enacted as per the resolutions of World Trade Organization (WTO), falling under Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

GI TAG- INDIA'S PERSPECTIVE

India has been historically bestowed with vibrant craft traditions and climatic diversities, paving the way for hundreds of Products that are unique, distinct and reputed.

India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), in order to protect such Unique products from false trade practices enacted “Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999” and it came into force with effect from 2003.

The Act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Registrar of Geographical Indications.

About us

GI TAGGED is a “one stop store” of  products having conferred with the prestigious Geographical Indications Tagged Status. Our customers need not travel to a place to buy its renowned products, for we procure, produce and market GI Tag products in accordance with Government of India’s “Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999” and by adhering to the mandates as mentioned in the GI registry. Hence our motto “from the very land to your hand”.

No Vendor Mechanism

All products are developed and procured from the company’s region specific Strategic Business Units called as GI Panchayats, a forum of Artisans, Weavers and Producers, ensuring Accountability, Exclusivity, Quality and Affordability.

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GI (Geographical Indication) is a sign used on a product that has a specific geographical origin and possess the qualities or reputation that are due to that origin.

Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign used on products to indicate its specific geographical region of Origin and its unique qualities imparted from that geographical region.

The Indian Parliament passed Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act in December 1999 for providing registration and protection of GI products in India. This act came into force with effect from 15 September 2003.
The Act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also the Registrar of Geographical Indications.

Products that indicate a unique quality obtained from a specific region due to traditional practices, vegetation, topography are called as GI Products. These products cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world with the exact uniqueness and specialties.

As of January 2020, a total of 367 products from India have been conferred with the prestigious GI Tag Status. Check out the list of GI Tag Products in India Here.

Geographical Indication Tag is conferred for Agricultural Products, Handlooms & Textiles, Foodstuffs, Wine and Spirit, Handicrafts.

In World there are around 60,000 GI Tag Products, to name a few | Champagne from the Champagne region of France | Tequila from the city of Tequila, Mexico | Swiss made Watches | Antep baklava sweet of Turkey | Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese produced in the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia of Italy.

Karnataka has the highest number of GI Tagged Products.

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