• April 25, 2024

Geographical Indication Tag(GI Tag)- Identity for a Skilled and Unique

Geographical Indication Tag(GI Tag)- Identity for a Skilled and Unique

We born in a village, town or a city, We use different products in everyday life, we encounter number of skilled people in our life , we taste different food stuff everyday  but only few out of them are unique in their skill, taste, location etc. It is not only the skill but it is a LIFE of the those people engaged in these activities. Their survival depends upon their products , tastes and location. Their survival will be in threat if their skill is copied by some other people or produced by using latest technologies. So their Intellectual rights and ability shall be protected.

World Trade Organization(WTO) of United Nations enacted  WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)  to protect the Intellectual rights and under this agreement   GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION(GI)” is one such Intellectual right.

India is a member of WTO and also enacted Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. As per the Act Government of India is recognizing number of unique products’ of specific locations  by allotting GI tag. It will protect the intellectual ability and skills not from coping or using the name of the product or reproduce commercially.


The Logo contains the letters ‘G’ and ‘I’ which are used together as an acronym for Geographical Indication. It also resembles the general location symbol, indicating that each GI has specific characteristics which are attributable to its place of origin. The Logo also bears the tri-colour of the Indian National Flag, which instils a sense of pride and reflects the essence of India. The GI Logo will act as a certifying mark that can be used to identify all Indian products registered as GIs, irrespective of the categories, which makes it convenient for the consumers to recognize authentic GI products, and thereby protect the interests of genuine GI producers.gi logo small


The Tagline अतुल्यभारतकीअमूल्यनिधि (Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India) represents the spirit of Geographical Indications of India, and will assist in effective branding and promotion of GIs. This will also help in engaging more people on the subject of GIs and create awareness about the benefits of a GI tag.

Have you ever tasted Tirupati Laddu? It is offered to devotees as Prasdam who visited Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala. Because of its awesome taste, ingredients used and specific location , Government of India allotted GI tag. So that no other person or organization can prepare and sell in the name of Tirupati Laddu. 

Like wise Government of India recognized more than 400 products with GI tag from various categories like Agriculture, Handicrafts, food stuff, natural goods across the India. The most famous GI tagged products are:

  • Etikoppaka Toys in the category of  Handicrafts from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Joha rice of Assam in the category of  Agricultural from  Assam
  • Gadwal sari in the category of Handicraft  from Telangana
  • Bikaneri Bhujia in the category of Food Stuff  from Rajasthan
  • Gir Kesar Mango in the category of Agricultural from  Gujarat.


Are you curious to get more information on GI tags, Please visit the website and check if beloved product is in the GI list.












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