GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION RULES
The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules, 2002 was brought into force by the Central Government in view of powers conferred on it under Section 87 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules, 2002 can be accessed here.
The Rules provide for the content and details to be entered in the GI application, the procedure for examination, objection to acceptance and hearing of the GI application.
Draft Amendment to the Geographical Indication Rules
In a recent development, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released the Draft amendment to the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Rules, 2002 on September 16, 2019. The draft amendment rules proposes to strengthen the Intellectual Property Ecosystem in India by reducing the official fees required to be paid for the GI registration process and also simplifying the legal procedure for registration of an authorized user of the registered GI.
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