An Introduction to Geographical Indications: New Perspectives and Recent Developments

  • Sneha Sharma
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  • Sneha Sharma

    Research Scholar at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India & Program Manager (Access to Justice) at Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, India

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A geographical indication (GI) means a sign which is used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation due to that place of origin. Most commonly, a geographical indication consists of the name of the place of origin of the goods. The Concept of GI and protection of its rights are relatively a new idea in Bangladesh. Before the enactment of the Act of 2013, there was no specific law regarding the protection of geographical indication of Goods in action for protecting our geographically originated or produced goods. The paper has tried to give an overview on the Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 20132. It presents some recommendations also regarding the provisions of the Act using secondary data.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 74 - 80


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