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Can the entries in the register of geographical indicators be amended and corrected?

Can the entries in the register of geographical indicators be amended and corrected?

Yes. Under section 15 of the Act provides for making corrections and amendments to the entries in the register either before or after the registration of geographical indications.

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.

In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. Since the qualities depend on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production.

Geographical Indications (Gis) are different from indication of source – Geographical Indications bear the quality function of the product were as the indications of source indicates the source of products only. For example, made in India, made in France.


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