A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is given to an entrepreneur or a group of businessmen of a particular area/state/country to manufacturer goods of good quality.The GI tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999.
Meaning of Geographical Indication (GI) Tag:-
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and ensures good qualities or a reputation in the region.
A Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or symbol used to check the duplicity of the products related to agriculture, machinery, and sweets etc. GI tag is issued to a specific geographical location (area, or country, or state).
Worth to mention that a protected geographical indication does not entitle the holder to prevent someone from making a product using the same techniques that is used in the standards for that indication.
Objectives of Geographical Indication (GI) Tag:-
The basic motive of the geographical indication Tag is to prevent unauthorised use of a Registered Geographical Indication by others. The GI provides security to the new or unique goods manufactured or produced by an individual or association of person etc.
Who issues GI Tag in India?
GI tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999. This tag is issued by the Geographical Indication Registry under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Examples of the GI Tag in India:-
1. Darjeeling Tea
2. Aranmulla Kannadi
3. Pochampalli Ikat
4. Salem Fabric
5. Chnaderi Sarees
6. Solapur Chaddar
7. Solapur Terry Towel
8. Kotpad Handloom fabric
9. Mysore Silk