Superiority of Geographical Signs Over Other Industrial Property Rights

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Superiority of Geographical Signs Over Other Industrial Property Rights

The superiority of geographical signs over other industrial property rights is that it protects not only a manufacturer who applies for the registration of a geographical sign but also all those people manufacturing under same conditions. Because geographical signs have some sort of anonymity, a kind of local, regional, country wise generality, the rights provided through such signs cannot be attributed to an individual or individuals.

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Why Registration of a Geographical Sign is Required?

The registration of any geographical sign is made due to two reasons:

Therefore it is beneficial for the people of the region to protect the name of the region which has become the symbol of quality for any given product as a geographical sign. A geographical sign adds dynamic marketing power to the product and functions as the regional or social development tool through its anonymous possession force. It is especially an important means for rural development. One of the aims and benefits of the protection through geographical sign is to prevent misleading the consumers by using the wordings on the geographical signs on false products which fail to attain the necessary characteristics. Thus it assists in the protection of the consumers.

Who may apply for geographical signs?

Application for registration of a geographical sign may be made through the natural or legal persons who are the genuine manufacturers of the product which is the subject to the geographical sign, consumers union or governmental units dealing with the geographical location in question.

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