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Any association of persons or organization or Statutory Authority can apply for registration and the application should contain:

a) A statement as to how the indication connotes specific quality, reputation or other characteristic which, are essentially due to the geographical environment, natural and human factors, special methods of production, processing or preparation, which takes place in the said geographical area.

b) The class of goods sought to be covered by the registration.

c) The geographical map of the territory in which, the goods originate.

d) Method of appearance of the geographical indicators on the goods.

e) Particulars of the procedures of the authorized users of the geographical indications.

A single application can be made covering the different classes of goods and in that case, prescribed fee for each class must be paid.

In the case of registration of foreign geographical indications, the application should contain an address for services located in India.

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