Geographical indications-challenges and opportunities in post-covid India

Mishra, Abhishek (2021) Geographical indications-challenges and opportunities in post-covid India. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 26 (2). pp. 57-68. ISSN 09717544

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The post-COVID economic crisis has led to a mass unemployment and migration of workers to their hometown. These returning underprivileged workers can use their traditional knowledge to support their families and create employment opportunities locally. Indian laws relating to Geographical Indications will be useful in protecting and promoting such traditional products. The same can be further complemented by India ratifying the Geneva Act to the Lisbon Agreement, enforced from February 2020, which has provision for a single-window registration of Geographical Indications in multiple countries.Further this article highlights the loopholes in Indian GI laws which need to be addressed to realize the object behind law.Finally, it is argued that during the on-going difficult times government shouldtake adequate measures to promote geographical indications as a policy instrument to help the rural economy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Appellation of Origin | Certification Mark | Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement | Geneva Act | Geographical Indication | Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act | Lisbon System | Madrid System | Paris Convention | Post-Covid | Pseudo Brands | Sui Generis Legal System | The Geneva Act | Trade and Merchandise Marks Act | Trademarks | Traditional Knowledge | TRIPS | WIPO | World Trade Organisation (WTO) Report
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 11:46
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 16:32
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