Breaking down the misconception: geographical indications are more than just ‘farm products’

It’s a common misconception that Geographical Indication (GI) products are often exclusively related only to agricultural products. On the contrary, GIs cover a variety of products and are not limited to agricultural products. GIs also cover non-agricultural products such as handicrafts, ceramics, glassware, metalwork, jewellery, etc., that have a specific link to a geographical area. While agricultural products like Darjeeling tea and Basmati rice are well-known examples of GIs that have solidified the connection between GIs and farming in the minds of many, it’s essential to clarify that GIs are not confined to the agricultural domain only and encompass a much broader range of goods.

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