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Title:  Geographical Indications under TRIPS Agreement and Legal Framework in India: Part I
Authors: Srivastava, Suresh C
Keywords: Geographical indication
TRIPS Agreement
Trademarks
Wines and spirits
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Geographical indication is one of the instruments of protecting the quality, reputation or other character of goods essentially attributable to their geographical origin. TRIPS Agreement prescribes minimum standard of protection for geographical indications. This paper is in two parts. Part I examines the basic issues of protection of geographical indications relating to TRIPS Agreement. It describes concepts of geographical indications, controversy of additional protection extended to wines and spirits, multi-lateral system of registration of geographical indications, and approaches for resolution of conflict between geographical indications and trademarks. Part II of the paper dealing with law and practices relating to protection of geographical indications in India will appear in the next issue of this journal.
Page(s): 9-23
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Source:JIPR Vol.09(1) [January 2004]

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