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2 The TRIPS Agreement 1995

3 “ 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.”

4  Reputation  Origin  Quality or  Any other characteristic linked to origin

5 The Ministry of Commerce & EPB introduced the concept of GIs in 2004.

6 The first GI organization Basmati GI application -2005

7  The Industries, Commerce & Investment Department of Punjab assists 6 GI organizations since 2007  11 New Applications filed  All pending publication with the TMR

8  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 ) Multan Mango March ) Sharaqpur Guava May ) Phulkari Jan-2010

9 Filed GI Applications 5) Nili Buffalo Feb ) Nili Ravi Buffalo March ) Sahiwal Cattle April ) Cholistani Cattle June ) Dhanni Cattle June ) Dajal Cattle Dec ) Rojhan Cattle Dec-2011

10 Applications under process  Lahore Metal Work  Multan Blue Pottery  Chiniot Furniture  Sillanwali Lacquer Work  Multan Camel Skin Art  Truck Art of Qamar Machhani

11  Gujrat Furniture  Sialkot Sports Goods  Sialkot Surgical Goods  Wazirabad Cutlery Work  Taxila Stone Work  Ravi Buffalo  Punjabi Horse

12  Beetal Goat  Daira Deen Pannah Goat  Teddy Goat  Nachi Goat  Kajli Sheep  Cholistani Sheep  Lohi Sheep  Buchi Sheep  Thalli Sheep  Salt Range Sheep  Sipli Sheep  Bhreecha Camel  Campbellpuri Camel  Kalla Chitta Camel  Bagri Camel  Barella Camel

13 Basmati GI  Appeals with SHC by BGA, REAP & APEDA since 2008  Only BGA opposes APEDA in Chennai-2010  BGA challenges Super Basmati Notification of May2006 in DHC in 2008

14  IPO  Ministry of Commerce  TDAP  PQSA  Industries, Commerce & Investment Department  Agriculture Department  Livestock Department

15 Issues  Recognition  Policy & Administrative Support  Quality Assurance Mechanism  Promotion

16 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

17 Thank You


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