About GI


  • A geographical indication is a name or sign used to indicate that certain product corresponds to a specific geographical location which may be a town or a region, a country.
  • The use of a GI tag acts as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.

Significance of Geographical Indications

  • Confers legal protection to GI in India;
  • Creates niche identity of the product;
  • Prevents unauthorized use of a registered geographical indication by others;
  • Enables seeking legal protection in other WTO member countries. 

Benefits of Geographical Indications

  • GI tag brings Customers’ attention worldwide and producer gets  premium price for their product
  • Boosts exports
  • Agro-tourism is already on the rise
  • Indirectly leads to sustainable development