Registration and Protection of Geographical Indications of Goods

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 46-56
By

    Deepu. M.

  1. N. Krishna Kumar

  1. , IPRAttorney and Advocate, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  2. Associate Professor, Government Law College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Abstract

The most noticeable difference between intellectual property and other forms of property is that intellectual property is intangible, that is, it cannot be defined or identified by its own physical parameters. It must be expressed in some discernible way to be protectable. Generally, it encompasses four separate and distinct types of intangible property namely—patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, which collectively are referred to as “intellectual property.” The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 contains penal provision for violation of various provisions relating to GIs. The punishment prescribed for the aforesaid offences varies from six months to three years imprisonment and a fine of not less than Rs 50,000 but may extend to Rs 2 lakhs. Further, in India, more than fifty percent of the GI registrations are secured by central or state government entities which is against the objective of the Indian Act that the main object of the Act is to protect those persons who are directly engaged in exploiting, creating or making or manufacturing the goods. The government should create awareness among actual stakeholders and provide legal access to the needy and streamline the procedure to secure the registration easier.

Keywords: Copy rights, designs, integrated circuits, intellectual property, semi-conductors trademarks

[This article belongs to Journal of Intellectual Property rights Law(jiprl)]

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References

1. 98 L Ed 630: 347 US 201, 219 (1954).
2. Section 9(a) of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 .
3. https://ipindia.gov.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOAnnualReport/1_94_1_1_79_1_Annual_Report-2016-17_English
4. Section 9(d), Ibid


Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 4
Issue 1
Received April 25, 2021
Accepted May 20, 2021
Published June 3, 2021