The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) had approved the Geographical Indications Registry (GI) tag for . The report is given by the geographical isolation conducted by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
- Basmati rice-producing states in north Indian to get GI tag are Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
- India export basmati rice to the following countries Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Kuwait.
- India exported 37 lakh million tons of Basmati Rice to the world worth 27,597.87 crore annually.
- India is the world’s leading exporter of the rice in India.
- GI tag gets premium pricing for the product.
About GI tag
- A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin.
- Only the registered or authorized person can use the GI tag which guarantees the product or the items.
- Mysore Silk, Mysore Agarbathi, Kancheepuram Silk, Orissa Ikat, Channapatna Toys & Dolls, Coimbatore Wet Grinderare some examples of GI.
- Primary rights under GI tag are Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade secret
Some of theWTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights are:
- Article 22 of the TRIPS Agreement- This includes prevention of the use of a geographical name which although literally represents the product comes from somewhere else.
- Article 23 of the TRIPS Agreement
- Article 24 of TRIPS