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Can I register my geographical indication as a trademark too?

Can I register my geographical indication as a trademark too?

No. The trademark law in India bars the registration of any geographical indication as a trademark.

Geographical indications (GIs) means an indication which identifies 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 characteristics of such goods is essentially attributable to its geographical origin and in case where such goods are manufactured, goods one of the activities of either the production or of processing or preparation of the goods concerned takes place in such territory, region or locality as the case may be, place names are sometimes used to identify a product, for example: Champagne, scotch, Tequila and Roquefort Cheese.

Trademark – A symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.


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