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Geographical Indications Registration Internationally with the help of INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (ICRIPRO)

Geographical indications (GIs) are a type of intellectual property that identifies a product as originating from a specific geographic location, where a given quality, reputation, or other characteristic of the product is essentially attributable to its geographic origin. Geographical indications help protect local and regional economies, promote cultural diversity, and preserve traditional practices and knowledge.  The concept of geographical indications has been in use for centuries, with the first known examples dating back to the 18th century in Europe. Since then, many countries have established legal frameworks to protect geographical indications and ensure that consumers can trust the origin and quality of products. In recent years, there has been growing interest in protecting geographical indications at an international level, particularly in the context of trade negotiations.  International registration of geographical indications is important because it provides legal protec