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What are the categories of goods that may be protected by geographical indications?

What are the categories of goods that may be protected by geographical indications?

There are 34 different classes on the basis of which the goods are classified.

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.

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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