Trends in GI

India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection)Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003.

From April 2004 till date, 195 GI Applications are registered under Indian IP. Among which Peruvian Pisco from Peru, Champagne from France & Napa Valley from USA, Scotch Whiskyrom UK, Prosciutto di Parma from Italy , Porto & Douro from Portugal, Tequila from Mexico are the goods from other parts of the world to get registration from Indian GI Registry office.

In 2013, there were 75 applications from all over the country for GI registration.

The top goods under which the applications were filed were Handicrafts, Textile, Agriculture, Manufactured, food stuff, Natural.

Type of Product Wise Distribution of GI Registered In India 

Goods No of applications
Agriculture 9
Food stuff 3
Handicrafts 49
Manufactured 4
Natural 1
Textile 9

GI Trends

GI Registrations Year wise:

There are 195 GI Registrations registered under GI register of India from April 2004 till date. The table below shows the distribution of number of GI registrations year wise.

Sl no Year No of GI registrations
1 2013 2
2 2012 21
3 2011 23
4 2010 29
5 2009 14
6 2008 45
7 2007 31
8 2005 27
9 2004 3

GI Trends 04- 2014by Akshatha Karthik

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