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Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications filing requirements in India
Following are the basic requirements for filing of a Geographical Indication application in India:
1.         Name of all the Applicants (If there is a large number of producers a collective reference to all the producers of the goods may be made in the application and the G.I., If registered will be indicated accordingly in the register)
2.         List of association of persons/producers/organisation/authority
3.         Nationality
4.         Address of Applicant
5.         Legal status and country of incorporation
6.         Statement as to novelty
7.         Representation/ Copy of Geographical Indication
8.         User date in India (if any)
9.         Three certified copies of the map of the region to which the GI relates
10.        Details of the special characteristics and how those standards are maintained
11.        Details of the inspection structure if any to regulate the use of the GI in the territory to which it relates
12.        Affidavit by association of persons or producers or any organization or authority representing the interest of producers of the concerned goods stating how the applicant claims to represent interest of producers of goods
13.        Power of authority in favour of Indian Attorney/ Advocate, to be stamped in India. It may be filed later (before or along responding to official letter). Notarisation or legalisation is not mandatory
14.  Certified copy of priority document (where priority is claimed)

Preliminary scrutiny and examination
Publication in the geographical indications Journal
Registration of Geographical Indication