Recognition of Products under Geographical Indications

  • 260 products have been registered as Geographical Indications (GIs) since 2003.
  • Geographical Indications are covered as an element of Intellectual Property Rights under the TRIPS Agreement.
  • The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property does not mention Geographical Indications; however, Appellations of Origin, which are a particular kind of Geographical Indications, are covered under the Paris Convention.
  • There is no Geographical Indication registered in the name of Bhut Jolokia green chillies.

A list of products from North Eastern States registered as Geographical Indications:

 S. NoGeographical IndicationsType of Goods (As per Sec 2 (f) of GI  Act 1999 )State
1Muga Silk of AssamHandicraftAssam
2Naga MirchaAgriculturalNagaland
3Assam (Orthodox)AgriculturalAssam
4Shaphee LanpheeTextileManipur
5Wangkhei PheeTextileManipur
6Moirang PheeTextileManipur
7Naga Tree TomatoAgriculturalNagaland
8Arunachal OrangeAgriculturalArunachal Pradesh
9Sikkim Large CardamomAgriculturalSikkim
10Mizo ChilliAgriculturalMizoram
11Assam Karbi Anglong GingerAgriculturalAssam
12Tripura Queen PineappleAgriculturalTripura
13Tezpur LitchiAgriculturalAssam
14Khasi MandarinAgriculturalMeghalaya
15Kachai LemonAgriculturalManipur
16Memong NarangAgriculturalMeghalaya

Source:PIB

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