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Can all the geographical indications will be registered in India?

Can all the geographical indications will be registered in India?

No, all the geographical indications can not be registered in India. The following are the geographical indications that cannot be registered in India –

  • Things which are determined to be generic names or indications of goods and are, therefore, not or ceased to be protected in their country of origin, or which have fallen into disuse in that country
  • Things which comprise or contain any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens of India
  • Things which would otherwise be disentitled to protection in a court
  • The use of which would be likely to deceive or cause confusion
  • The use of which would be contrary to any law for the time being in force
  • Things which comprise or contain scandalous or obscene matter
  • Things which although literally true as to the territory, region or locality in which the goods originate, but falsely represent to the persons that the goods originate in another territory, region or locality, as the case may be.

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