Geographical Indication (GI)
A Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country). The use of a geographical indication, as a type of indication of source, acts as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.
Some of the Well Know GI’s in India:
Coorg orange – Darjeeling tea – Agra Peda
Kolhapur chappals – Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Banaganapalle mangoes – Banaras Brocades and Sarees
Registering a GI is come’s Under Section 2(1)(e) in The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules, 2002.