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GI Registry

The Geographical Indications Registry is set up for administration of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 with the object to provide registration and better protection of geographical indications relating to goods. The GI Registry is situated at Chennai.

A total of 326 Geographical Indications (GIs) have been registered since 15th September 2003, including 29 logos and 14 Foreign GI's.

The Registry has been organizing Awareness programmes throughout India to promote Indian GIs. The sectors being focused are; tea, coffee, spices, agriculture & horticulture products, handloom products, handicrafts, textiles, processed food items, dairy products, natural goods, spirits and wines.

Goods India GI's Foreign GI's
Agricultural 92 0
Food Stuff 11 4
Manufactured 10 9
Handicraft 100 0
Textile 98 1
Natural goods 1 0
Total 312 14
Logo Applications 29 0