Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications FAQ

FAQs on geographical indication in India

List of geographical indication in India


Can registered GI be assigned or transmitted in India?

Since a geographical indication is a public property belonging to the producers of the concerned goods, it shall not be the subject matter of assignment, transmission, licensing, pledge, mortgage or such other agreement.

However, when an authorized user dies, his right devolves on his successor in title.


What are the penalties for GI infringement in India?

The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, provides for a sentence of imprisonment for a term between six months to three years and a fine between fifty thousand and two lakhs rupees in case of GI infringement. 

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