Geographical Indications registered marks in India, what cannot be registered
Productions that cannot be considered for GI registrations are :-
- signs that do not qualify as geographical indications under the applicable law.
- Conflict with a prior mark.
- Generic character of the term that constitutes the GI.
- The existence of a homonymous geographical indication , the use of which would be considered potentially misleading as to the product’s true origin.
Homonymous geographical indications (GI) are those that are spelled or pronounced alike, but which identify products originating in different places, usually in different countries. In principle, these indications should coexist,