Legal Skill And Practice IPR Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications

This course is included in the Introduction to IPR Programme Programme.

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1 Week
2-4 Hours Per Day
₹ 5000
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About this Course

Geographical indications as intellectual property have a unique feature of associating products with their geographical origin, owing to their characteristic or reputation. This module is designed to help you understand the concept of GI and its relevance in the trade economy.

The learning objectives of the module are:

  1. To examine the need for GI protection and the basic concept of GI.
  2. To recognise the procedures involved in the protection of GI.
  3. To analyse issues constituting infringement of GI and its remedial measures.

Are geographical indications the same as collective marks? Would the use of a 'Made in India' label on a product mean that the product has a geographical indication? Well, this course brings you an understanding of the distinction between trademarks, the indication of source, the appellation of origin and GI.

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Geographical Indications of India are instruments of trade development and protection of local craftsmanship in the local market.

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  • 1. 📕 Law relating to geographical indications—Introduction
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 1.1 ▸ Introduction
    • 1.2 ▸ Meaning and definition of GI
    • 1.3 ▸ Justification for GI protection
    • 1.4 ▸ Criteria for the GI protection
    • II. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
  • 2. 📕 Registration of the GI
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 2.1 ▸ Application for registration
    • 2.2 ▸ Registration of the GI
  • 3. 📕 Distinction between GI and trademarks
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 3.1 ▸ Distinction between GI and Trademarks
    • 3.2 ▸ Distinction between the GI and Indication of Source & Appellation of Origin
  • 4. 📕 Infringement and remedies
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 4.1▸ Infringement of the GI and Remedies
  • I. Examination pointers
    • ≛ Exam pointers
  • II. Exercises
    • ✒︎ Exercise set I
    • ✒︎ Exercise set II
    • ✒︎ Exercise set III
    • ✒︎ Exercise set IV
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Why Take this Course?

What kind of goods do geographical indications protect? What is the relevance of geographical indications in international trade? Whom do geographical indications benefit and how? If you wish to explore these questions in depth and equip yourself to be an IP professional, here's just the right course for you! This course is uniquely designed to help you understand the concept of GI and its relevance in the trade economy, salient features, kinds of GI, the criteria for protection, who can apply for GI and the registration process and how the law aids in keeping imitators from competing unfairly against distinctive local products. The course is useful for law students, lawyers and legal professionals who wish to gain expertise in Intellectual Property Rights. Procedural aspects of registration and discussions on infringement and remedial measures aim to bring a practical insight into the subject.


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Dr Pratima Narayan

Instructor, EBC Learning & Advocate & Mediator, Co-founder, Techlawlogi Consulting LLP

Dr Pratima Narayan is an Advocate, Mediator and Co-founder of Techlawlogi Consulting LLP. She is an Editor and Consultant at EBC Learning. She has offered courses on consumer law, arbitration, e-commerce, contract law and corporate law on the platform. She has authored a book on ‘Electronic Commerce: Legal Compliance’, published by Eastern Book Company. The book comprehensively outlines the various legal and regulatory frameworks and compliance for e-commerce players. Dr Pratima has served the legal academia for over two decades as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Dr Pratima holds a Doctorate in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

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Presented by: Dr Charu Mathur

Instructor, EBC Learning & AOR, Supreme Court

Dr Charu Mathur has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She is an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, and private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa.

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