EU and China Agree on Geographical Indication Protection for 200 Products

The European Union (EU) and China have recently concluded talks on a bilateral agreement for the protection of 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the EU. The agreement aims to increase the demand for high-quality products and generate trade benefits in both the EU and China. The list of EU
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A brief about Geographical Indications and Designation of Origin

Having a wide range of applications in Intellectual Property (IP) regimes of several countries worldwide, Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign, symbol, or name used on products to indicate that they have originated from a specific geographical locality and possess qualities, characteristics, and reputation attributable to their origin. GI not just functions as quality marks
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Thiruvananthapuram: TDB Bids to Get Patents for Its Temple Prasadams

The Travancore Dewaswom Board (TDB) is seeking to get patents for its temple prasadams, including Ambalapuzha Palpayasam, Sabarimala Aravana, and Kottarakara Unniyappam. TDB’s president A Padmakumar said that they have decided to obtain a patent cover for their iconic temple prasadams following a report pointing some people who had not just tried to make counterfeit
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Dindigul Lock and Kandangi Saree from Tamil Nadu Get GI Tag

Geographical Indications Registry has recently granted GI (Geographical Indication) tag to Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees, thus providing the Dindigul Lock, Hardware and Steel Furniture Workers Industrial Co-operative Society Limited and the Amrar Rajiv Gandhi Handloom Weavers Cooperative Production and Sales Society Limited, that applied for the certification, with exclusive rights over these
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