What is geographical indication?23-05-10
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and qualities or a reputation that is due to that origin. For a GI to function, a sign must identify a product originating in a given place. A geographical indication (GI) is a type of intellectual property right that defines a geographical source of a product or service by showing products with specific traits or a reputation that can be linked back to that location. GIs protect the standing of a product, such as a specific type of cheese or wine associated with a particular geographical region. The purpose of geographic indications is to guarantee to consumers that the product they are purchasing has specific qualities, characteristics, or reputation that are unique to the geographical region in which it is produced. GIs are protected under national or international laws, and their use is intended to benefit producers and consumers alike by ensuring that products are made according to specific standards and by promoting the value and identity of local and regional products. Check out our article about brand identity.