List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021 | Recent GI Tags In India | GI Tags UPSC

List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021 | Latest GI Tags Update – GI tag is the abbreviation of Geographical Indications tags in India. It came into force with effect from 15th September 2003. Darjeeling Tea was the first Indian product to get a GI tag. This article will discuss more such information on GI in detail. We Are Covering All GI Tags From Each And Every State Of India . Full List Of All State Wise GI Tags Are Given Below In Each States Table . In This Article We Will Cover: What Is GI Tags, How GI Tags Alloted, What Is The Criteria Of Gi Tags And Many More things. List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021 | Recent GI Tags In India | GI Tags UPSC

 

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List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021 | Recent GI Tags In India 2021
List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021 | Recent GI Tags In India 2021

List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021

Products Categories States
Kashmir Saffron Agriculture Jammu & Kashmir
Manipuri Black Rice Food Stuff Manipur
Kandhamal Haladi Agricultural Odisha
Rasagola Food Stuff Odisha
Kodaikanal Malai Poondu Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Pawndum Handicraft Mizoram
Ngotekherh Handicraft Mizoram
Hmaram Handicraft Mizoram
Palani Panchamirtham Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Tawlhlohpuan Handicraft Mizoram
Mizo Puanchei Handicraft Mizoram
Gulbarga Tur Dal Agricultural Karnataka
Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila) Agricultural Kerala
Khola Chilli Agricultural Goa
Idu Mishmi Textiles Handicraft Arunachal Pradesh
Dindigul Locks Manufactured Tamil Nadu
Kandangi Saree Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Srivilliputtur Palkova Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Kaji Nemu Agricultural Assam

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Andhra Pradesh GI Tags

S.No.
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Srikalahasthi Kalamkari
Handicraft
2.
Kondapalli Bommalu
Handicraft
3.
Machilipatnam Kalamkari
Handicraft
4.
Budiiti Bell & Brass Craft
Handicraft
5.
Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry
Handicraft
6.
Uppada Jamdani Sarees
Handicraft
7.
Tirupati Laddu[a]
Foodstuff
8.
Guntur Sannam Chilli
Agricultural
9.
Venkatagiri Sarees
Handicraft
10.
Bobbili Veena
Handicraft
11.
Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics
Handicraft
12.
Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees and Paavadas
Textile
13.
Bandar Laddu
Food Stuff
14.
Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery
Handicraft
15.
Banganapalli Mangoes
Agricultural
16.
Durgi Stone Carvings
Handicraft
17.
Etikoppaka Toys
Handicraft
18.
Allagadda Stone Carvings
Handicraft
19.
Araku Valley Arabica Coffee
Agricultural

Assam GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Assam (Orthodox) Logo
Agricultural
2.
Muga Silk of Assam (Logo)
Handicraft
3.
Muga Silk
Handicraft
4.
Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger
Agricultural
5.
Tezpur Litchi
Agricultural
6.
Joha Rice
Agricultural
7.
Boka Chaul
Agricultural
8.
Kaji Nemu
Agricultural
9.
Chokuwa Rice
Agricultural
10.
Gamosa
Handloom

Arunachal Pradesh GI Tags

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S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Arunachal Orange
Agricultural
2.
Idu Mishmi Textile
Handicraft

Bihar GI Tags

S.No.
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Madhubani paintings Handicraft
Handicraft
2.
Applique – Khatwa Patch Work of Bihar
Handicraft
3.
Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar Handicraft
Handicraft
4.
Bhagalpur Silk Handicraft
Handicraft
5.
Sikki Grass Products
Handicraft
6.
Khatwa Patch Work Logo
Handicraft
7.
Sikki Grass Products Logo
Handicraft
8.
Sujini Embroidery Logo
Handicraft
9.
Bhagalpuri Zardalu
Handicraft
10.
Katarni Rice
Agricultural
11.
Magahi Paan
Agricultural
12.
Shahi Litchi
Agricultural
13.
Silao Khaja
Food Stuff

Chhattisgarh GI Tags

S.No.
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Bastar Dhokra
Handicraft
2.
Bastar Wooden Craft
Handicraft
3.
Bastar Iron Craft
Handicraft
4.
Bastar Dhokra (Logo)
Handicraft
5.
Champa Silk Saree and Fabrics
Handicraft
6.
Jeeraphool
Agriculture

Goa

Sl.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Fenni
Manufactured
2.
Khola Chilli
Agricultural

Gujarat GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Tangaliya Shawl
Handicraft
2.
Surat Zari Craft
Handicraft
3.
Gir Kesar Mango
Agricultural
4.
Bhalia Wheat
Agricultural
5.
Kachchh Shawls
Handicraft
6.
Patan Patola
Handicraft
7.
Sankheda Furniture
Handicraft
8.
Kutch Embroidery
Handicraft
10.
Agates of Cambay
Handicraft
11.
Sankheda Furniture Logo
Handicraft
12.
Kutch Embroidery Logo
Handicraft
13.
Jamnagari Bandhani
Handicraft
14.
Rajkot Patola
Handicraft
15.
Pethapur Printing Blocks
Handicraft

Haryana GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Basmati
Agricultural
2.
Phulkari*
Handicraft

Himachal Pradesh GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Kullu ShawL (Logo)
Textile
2.
Kangra Tea
Agricultural
3.
Chamba Rumal
Handicraft
4.
Kinnauri Shawl
Handicraft
5.
Kullu Shawl
Handicraft
6.
Kangra Paintings
Handicraft
7.
Basmati
Agricultural
8.
Himachali Kaala Zeera
Agricultural
9.
Himachali Chulli Oil
Manufactured

J & K GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Kashmir Papier Mache
Handicraft
2.
Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving
Handicraft
3.
Khatamband
Handicraft
4.
Kani Shawls
Handicraft
5.
Kashmir Pashmina
Handicraft
6.
Kashmir Sozani Craft
Handicraft
7.
Basmati
Agricultural
8.
Kashmiri Hand Knotted Carpet
Handicraft
9.
Kashmir Saffron
Agricultural

Jharkhand GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Sohrai- Khovar Paintings
Handicraft

Karnataka GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Byadgi chilli
Agriculture
2.
Kinnal Toys
Handicraft
3.
Mysore Agarbathi
Manufactured
4.
Bangalore Blue Grapes
Agriculture
5.
Mysore Pak
Sweets
6.
Bangalore Rose Onion
Agriculture
7.
Coorg orange
Agriculture
8.
Mysore silk
Handicraft
9.
Bidriware
Handicraft
10.
Channapatna Toys & Dolls
Handicraft
11.
Mysore Rosewood Inlay
Handicraft
12.
Mysore Sandalwood Oil
Manufactured
13.
Mysore Sandal Soap
Manufactured
14.
Kasuti Embroidery
Handicraft
15.
Mysore Traditional Paintings
Handicraft
16.
Mysore betel leaf
Agricultural
17.
Nanjanagud Banana
Agricultural
18.
Mysore Jasmine
Agricultural
19.
Udupi Jasmine
Agricultural
20.
Hadagali Jasmine
Agricultural
21.
Ilkal saree
Handicraft
22.
Navalgund Durries
Handicraft
23.
Karnataka Bronze Ware
Handicraft
24.
Molakalmuru Sarees
Handicraft
25.
Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee
Agricultural
26.
Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee
Agricultural
27.
Coorg Green Cardamom
Agricultural
28.
Dharwad Pedha
Foodstuff
29.
Coorg Orange
Agricultural
30.
Malabar Pepper
Agricultural
31.
Ganjifa Cards of Mysore
Handicraft
32.
Devanahalli Pomello
Agricultural
33.
Appemidi Mango
Agricultural
34.
Kamalapur Red Banana
Agricultural
35.
Sandur Lambani Embroidery
Handricrafts
36.
Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal
Agricultural
37.
Karnataka Bronzeware Logo
Handicraft
38.
Ganjifa Cards of Mysore Logo
Handicraft
39.
Navalgund Durries Logo
Handicraft
40.
Guledgudd Khana
Handicraft
41.
Udupi Sarees
Handicraft
42.
Mysore Silk Logo
Handicraft
43.
Kolhapuri Chappal
Handicraft
44.
Coorg Arabica Coffee
Agricultural
45.
Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee
Agricultural
46.
Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee
Agricultural
47.
Sirsi Supari
Agricultural
48.
Gulbarga Tur Dal
Agricultural

Kerala GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Aranmula Kannadi
Handicraft
2.
Alleppey Coir
Handicraft
3.
Balaramapuram Sarees and Fine Cotton Fabrics
Handicraft
4.
Brass broidered coconut shell craft of Kerala
Handicraft
5.
Cannanore Home Furnishings
Handicraft
6.
Central Travancore Jaggery
Agricultural
7.
Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu
Handicraft
8.
Chengalikodan Banana
Agriculture
9.
Kasaragod Sarees
Handicraft
10.
Kuthampally dhoties and set mundu
Clothing
11.
Maddalam of Palakkad
Handicraft
12.
Payyannur Pavithra Ring
Handicraft
13.
Pokkali Rice
Agriculture
14.
Screw Pine Craft of Kerala
Handicraft
15.
Vazhakulam Pineapple
Agriculture
16.
Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice
Agriculture
17.
Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice
Agriculture
18.
Navara rice Agricultural
Agriculture
19.
Palakkadan Matta Rice
Agriculture
20.
Spices Alleppey Green Cardamom
Agriculture
21.
Malabar Pepper
Agriculture
22.
Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee
Agriculture
23.
Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee
Agriculture
24.
Kuthampully Sarees
Handicraft
25.
Kaipad Rice
Agriculture
26.
Maddalam of Palakkad Logo
Handicraft
27.
Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Craft Logo
Handicraft
28.
Screw Pinecraft of Kerala Logo
Handicraft
29.
Nilambur Teak
Agricultural
30.
Wayanad Robusta Coffee
Agricultural
31.
Marayoor Jaggery( Marayoor Sharkara)
Agricultural
32.
Tirur Betel Leaf( Tirur Vettila)
Agricultural
32.
Alleppey Green Cardamom
Agricultural

Madhya Pradesh GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Chanderi Fabric
Handicraft
2.
Leather Toys of Indore
Handicraft
3.
Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh
Handicraft
4.
Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh (Logo)
Handicraft
5.
Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh
Handicraft
6.
Chanderi Sarees
Handicraft
7.
Nagpur Orange
Agriculture
8.
Leather Toys of Indore Logo
Handicraft
9.
Ratlami Sev
Food Stuff
10.
Bagh Prints Logo
Food Stuff
11.
Jhabua Kadaknath Black Chicken Meat
Food Stuff
12.
Maheshwar Sarees & Fabrics
Handicraft

Maharashtra GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Solapuri Chaddar
Handicraft
2.
Solapur Terry Towel
Handicraft
3.
Nagpur Orange
Agricultural
4.
Puneri Pagadi
Handicraft
5.
Nashik valley wine
Manufactured
6.
Paithani Sarees and Fabrics
Handicraft
7.
Mahabaleshwar Strawberry
Agricultural
8.
Nashik Grapes
Agricultural
9.
Nashik Grapes
Agricultural
10.
Kolhapur Jaggery
Agricultural
11.
Warli Paintings
Handicraft
12.
Ajara Ghansal Rice
Agricutural
13.
Mangalwedha Jowar
Agricultural
14.
Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri Kokum
Agricultural
15.
Waghya Ghevada
Agricultural
16.
Navapur Tur Dal
Agricultural
17.
Vengurla Cashew
Agricultural
18.
Lasalgaon Onion
Agricultural
19.
Sangli Raisins
Agricultural
20.
Beed Custard Apple
Agricultural
21.
Jalna Sweet Orange
Agricultural
22.
Waigaon Turmeric
Agricultural
23.
Purandar Fig
Agricultural
24.
Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal
Agricultural
25.
Solapur Pomegranate
Agricultural
26.
Bhiwapur Chilli
Agricultural
27.
Ambemohar Rice
Agricultural
28.
Dahanu Gholvad Chikoo
Agricultural
29.
Jalgaon Banana
Agricultural
30.
Marathwada Kesar Mango
Agricultural
31.
Karvath Kati Sarees and Fabrics
Handicraft
32.
Alphonso
Agricultural
33.
Sangli Turmeric
Agricultural
34.
Kolhapuri Chappal
Handicraft

Manipur GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Shaphee Lanphee
Textile
2.
Wangkhei Phee
Textile
3.
Moirang Phee
Textile
4.
Kachai Lemon
Agricultural
5.
Chak Hao
Agricultural

Meghalaya GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Khasi Mandarin
Agricultural
2.
Memong Narang
Agricultural

Mizoram GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Mizo Chilli
Agricultural
2.
Pawndum
Handicraft
3.
Ngotekherh
Handicraft
4.
Hmaram
Handicraft
5.
Tawlhlohpuan
Handicraft
6.
Mizo Puanchei
Handicraft

Nagaland GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Naga Mircha
Agricultural
2.
Naga Tree Tomato
Agricultural
3.
Chakshesang Shawl
Handicraft

Odisha GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Kotpad Handloom fabric
Handicraft
2.
Orissa Ikat
Handicraft
3.
Konark Stone Carving
Handicraft
4.
Pattachitra
Handicraft
5.
Pipili Applique Work
Handicraft
6.
Khandua Saree and Fabrics
Handicraft
7.
Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics
Handicraft
8.
Ganjam Kewda Rooh
Agricultural
9.
Ganjam Kewda Flower
Agricultural
10.
Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics
Handicraft
11.
Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics
Handicraft
12.
Bomkai Saree & Fabrics
Handicraft
13.
Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics
Handicraft
14.
Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree& Joda
Handicraft
15.
Odisha Pattachitra (Logo)
Textile
16.
Araku Valley Arabica Coffee
Textile
17.
Kandhamal Haladi
Agricultural
18.
Odisha Rasagolla
Food Stuff

Punjab GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Phulkari
Handicraft
2.
Basmati
Agricultural

Rajasthan GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Kota Doria
Handicraft
2.
Blue Pottery of Jaipur
Handicraft
3.
Molela Clay Work
Handicraft
4.
Kathputlis of Rajasthan
Handicraft
5.
Sanganeri Hand Block Printing
Handicraft
6.
Bikaneri Bhujia
Agricultural
7.
Kota Doria (Logo)
Handicraft
8.
Phulkari*
Handicraft
9.
Bagru Hand Block Print
Handicraft
10.
Thewa Art Work
Handicraft
11.
Makrana marble
Natural Goods
12.
Molela Clay Work of Rajasthan Logo
Handicraft
13.
Blue Pottery of Jaipur Logo
Handicraft
14.
Kathputlis of Rajasthan Logo
Handicraft
15.
Pokaran Pottery
Handicraft

Tamil Nadu GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Salem Fabric
Handicraft
2.
Kancheepuram Silk
Handicraft
3.
Bhavani Jamakkalam
Handicraft
4.
Madurai Sungudi
Handicraft
5.
Coimbatore Wet Grinder
Manufactured
6.
Thanjavur Paintings
Handicraft
7.
Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil
Handicraft
8.
Thanjavur Art Plate
Handicraft
9.
E. I. Leather
Manufactured
10.
Salem silk
Handicraft
11.
Kovai Cora Cotton
Handicraft
12.
Arani Silk Handicraft
Handicraft
13.
Swamimalai Bronze Icons
Agricultural
14.
Eathomozhy Tall Coconut
Agricultural
15.
Thanjavur Doll Handicraft
Handicraft
16.
Nilgiri(Orthodox) Logo
Agricultural
17.
Virupakshi Hill Banana
Agricultural
18.
Sirumalai Hill Banana
Agricultural
19.
Madurai Malli
Agricultural
20.
Pattamadai Pai (‘Pattamadai Mat’)
Handicraft
21.
Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku (‘Nachiarkoil Lamp’)
Handicraft
22.
Chettinad Kottan
Handicraft
23.
Toda Embroidery t
Handicraft
24.
Thanjavur Veenai
Handicraft
25.
Malabar Pepper
Agricultural
26.
Thanjavur Art Plate Logo
Handicraft
27.
Swamimalai Bronze Icons Logo
Handicraft
28.
Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil Logo
Handicraft
29.
Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture
Handicraft
30.
Erode Manjal(Erode Turmeric)
Agricultural
31.
Thirubuvanam Silk Sarees
Handicraft
32.
Kodaikanal Malai Poondu
Agricultural
33.
Palani Panchamirtham
Food Stuff
34.
Dindigul Locks
Manufactured
35.
Kandangi Sarees
Handicraft
36.
Sirivilliputtur Palakova
Foodstuff
37.
Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai
Foodstuff
38.
Thanjavur Pith Works
Handicraft
39.
Arumbavur Wood Carvings
Handicraft

Telangana GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Pochampally Ikat
Handicraft
2.
Silver Filigree of Karimnagar
Handicraft
3.
Nirmal toys and craft
Handicraft
4.
Nirmal furniture
Handicraft
5.
Nirmal paintings
Handicraft
6.
Gadwal Sarees
Handicraft
7.
Hyderabadi Haleem
Foodstuff
8.
Cheriyal Paintings
Handicraft
9.
Pembarthi Metal Craft
Handicraft
10.
Siddipet Gollabhama
Handicraft
11.
Narayanpet Handloom Sarees
Handicraft
12.
Banaganapalle Mangoes
Agricultural
13.
Pochampally Ikat Logo
Handicraft
14.
Adilabad Dokra
Handicraft
15.
Warangal Durries
Handicraft

Tripura GI Tags

Sl.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Tripura Queen Pineapples
Agricultural

Uttar Pradesh GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Allahabad Surkha
Agricultural
2.
Lucknow Chikan Craft
Handicraft
3.
Mango Malihabadi Dusseheri
Agricultural
4.
Banaras Brocades and Sarees
Handicraft
5.
Banaras Brocades and Sarees (Logo)
Handicraft
6.
Hand made Carpet of Bhadohi
Handmade Carpets
7.
Agra Durrie
Handicraft
8.
Farrukhabad Prints
Handicraft
9.
Lucknow Zardozi
Handicraft
10.
Kalanamak Rice
Agricultural
11.
Firozabad Glass
Handicraft
12.
Kannauj Perfume
Manufactured
13.
Kanpur Saddlery
Manufactured
14.
Moradabad Metal Craft
Handicraft
15.
Saharanpur Wood Craft
Handicraft
16.
Handmade Carpets of Mirzapur
Handmade Carpets
17.
Handmade Carpets of Banaras
Handmade Carpets
18.
Agra Petha
Sweets
19.
Mathura Peda
Sweets
20.
Nizamabad black clay pottery
Handicraft
21.
Varanasi Wooden Lacquerware &Toys
Handicraft
22.
Meerut Scissors
Manufactured
23.
Khurja Pottery
Handicraft
24.
Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft
Handicraft
25.
Mirzapur Handmade Dari
Handicraft
26.
Basmati
Agricultural
27.
Banaras Metal Repouse Craft
Handicraft
28.
Varanasi Glass Beads
Handicraft
29.
Ghazipur Wall Hangings
Handicraft
30.
Varanasi Soft Stone Jali Work
Handicraft
31.
Chunar Balua Patthar
Handicraft
32.
Gorakhpur Terracotta
Handicraft

Uttarakhand GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Basmati
Agricultural

West Bengal GI Tags

S.No
Geographical Indication
Type
1.
Darjeeling Tea (word & logo)
Agricultural
2.
Nakshi Kantha
Handicraft
3.
Laxman Bhog Mango
Agricultural
4.
Himsagar(Khirsapati Mango)
Agricultural
5.
Fazli Mango
Agricultural
6.
Santipore Saree
Handicraft
7.
Baluchari Saree
Handicraft
8.
Dhaniakhali Saree
Handicraft
9.
Santiniketan Leather Goods
Handicraft
10.
Joynagar Moa
Foodstuff
11.
Bardhaman Sitabhog
Foodstuff
12.
Bardhaman Mihidana
Foodstuff
13.
Gobindobhog Rice
Agricultural
14.
Tulapanji Rice
Agricultural
15.
Bangla Rasogolla
Foodstuff
16.
Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft
Handicraft
17.
Bengal Dokra
Handicraft
18.
Bengal Patachitra
Handicraft
19.
Purulia Chau Mask
Handicraft
20.
Wooden Mask of Kushmandi
Handicraft
21.
Madur Kathi
Handicraft

Benefits of GI tag

The Geographical Indication registration confers the following benefits:

  • It offers legal protection to the products and prevents unauthorised use of GI tagged products by other producers who aren’t producing in that locality.
  • GI tags make it easy for consumers to get quality products of desired traits, and they’re assured of its authenticity.
  • GI tags promote the economic prosperity of producers of GI tagged goods by enhancing their demand in national and international markets. This can also help boost the country’s rate of economic growth.
  • GI tagged goods which are exported can help the country improve its Balance of Payments position.
  • GI tagged food materials can also help a country boost its GDP through tourism. More tourists might frequent the geographical origin of the product to get their hands on the delicious delicacy being produced there.
  • Most importantly, the use of GI tags can help allocate resources more efficiently. For instance, the quality of rice grown in a specific region may be excellent in region-A, while the quality of wheat may be excellent in region-B. While previously, there was no specialise involved in the food production process, once both region-A and region-B begin to specialise in different crop production, that particular country can then make the most efficient use of available resources.
  • One of the most beautiful sides to embracing the use of GI tags in the food production process is how it can help preserve traditional cuisines.
  • More importantly, a significant portion of the food processing industry is done in an unorganized manner in many countries. The adoption of GI tags for food production can allow for systematic food production and food processing.
  • GI can be considered either directly or indirectly, as driving forces of food safety. We hope that GI tags will help bring about a revolution in the global food industry concerning food quality and food safety.

Uses Of GI Tags : List of GI Tags In India PDF 2021

  • The use of Geographical Indications may be considered as irrefutable proof that a particular food material has indeed been grown or produced in compliance with the pre-existing methods of production in the native locality.
  • GI tags also ensure that a food material meets certain specific qualities (such as flavor, texture, and/or aroma) that arise because it was produced in that particular geographical location.

Rights Provided By Geographical Indications

  • A geographical indication right enables those who have the right to use the indication to prevent its use by a third party whose product does not conform to the applicable standards. For example, in the jurisdictions in which the Darjeeling geographical indication is protected, producers of Darjeeling tea can exclude use of the term “Darjeeling” for tea not grown in their tea gardens or not produced according to the standards set out in the code of practice for the geographical indication.
  • However, a protected geographical indication does not enable the holder to prevent someone from making a product using the same techniques as those set out in the standards for that indication. Protection for a geographical indication is usually obtained by acquiring a right over the sign that constitutes the indication.

 How are geographical indications protected?

There are three main ways to protect a geographical indication:

  • So-called sui generis systems (i.e. special regimes of protection);
  • Using collective or certification marks; and
  • Methods focusing on business practices, including administrative product approval schemes.

These approaches involve differences with respect to important questions, such as the conditions for protection or the scope of protection.

  • Broadly speaking geographical indications are protected in different countries and regional systems through a wide variety of approaches.
  • These approaches have been developed in accordance with different legal traditions and within a framework of individual historical and economic conditions.

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