Presentation on theme: "The TRIPS Agreement 1995 “ ------------ Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that."— Presentation transcript:
“ ------------ Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.”
Reputation Origin Quality or Any other characteristic linked to origin
The Ministry of Commerce & EPB introduced the concept of GIs in 2004.
The first GI organization -2005 Basmati GI application -2005
The Industries, Commerce & Investment Department of Punjab assists 6 GI organizations since 2007 11 New Applications filed All pending publication with the TMR
Basmati GI – Filed in Dec-2005 Decided in May 2008 Three appeals in Sindh High Court eversince Pending Publication by TMR 1) Sargodha Kinnow Filed in Feb-2009 2) Multan Mango March-2009 3) Sharaqpur Guava May-2009 4) Phulkari Jan-2010
i. GIs be treated separately from Trade Marks ii. BGA members be allowed to export Basmati iii. Quality Review Committee - independent body iv. GI organizations as origin & quality certifying authorities v. A Basmati Development Fund be established for development & protection of the IP of Basmati