Geographical Indications

A geographical indication (GI) is symbol used on products that have a particular geographical origin and own qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must recognize an item as starting in a given place. A geographical indication right empowers those who have the right to use the sign to prohibit its use by a third party whose product does not imitate to the applicable standards. India ratified the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003. Darjeeling Tea was the first Indian product to get this tag.

Question on the topic
Consider the following statements:

  1. Geographical Indications in India has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003.
  2. Darjeeling Tea was the first Indian product to get this tag.

Select the correct answer from the below options.      

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

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