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How can I search for geographical indications that have already been registered?

How can I search for geographical indications that have already been registered?

There is no comprehensive way to search all geographical indications registered throughout the world.

You can, however, contact the relevant national intellectual property office, which may or may not offer a searchable database of GIs registered in their territory.

Geographical Indications – The term GI has been defined as “Geographical Indications”, in relation to goods, means an indication which identifies such 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.

Any association of persons or producers or any organization or authority established by or under any law for the time being in force representing the interest of the producers of the concerned goods, who are desirous of registering geographical indication in relation to such goods shall apply in writing to the Registrar in such’ form and in such manner and accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed for the registration of the geographical indication.

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