Steaming Basmati Rice…

Recently, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has approached the IP Board against the GI Registry, requesting them to amend the GI Registration of Basmati Rice. Now it seems Pakistan has approached the IP Board. Lahore-based Basmati Growers’ Association (BGA) has moved the Chennai-based Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in appeal…

APEDA’s verdict on Basmati Rice

The Minister of State for Commerce and Industries made it clear in the Parliament last week that The Agriculture and Processes Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) will not include the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar as traditional basmati growing area in its GI Application. Whereas, The APEDA had approached the IP Board against…

Steaming Basmati Rice

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) has approached the IP Board against the GI Registry, requesting them to amend the GI Registration of Basmati Rice. The GI Application (145) was filed on 26th November 2008 under the class 30 (Agriculture). The applicant APEDA has field the application under following geographical areas:…