Record keeping of GI infringements
Commerce and Industry
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT FOR PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY AND INTERNAL TRADE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2936.
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 13TH DECEMBER, 2019.
RECORD KEEPING OF GI INFRINGEMENTS
2936. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:
Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government keeps records of infringements of registered goods taking place under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999; and
(b) whether measures have been taken by Government to prevent such infringements, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a): No Sir.
(b): Any aggrieved person may file a suit for infringement in any court inferior to a district court having jurisdiction to try the suit under section 66 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Awareness programs are periodically organized to create awareness about GIs amongst both consumers and producers. A GI website (wahgi.ncog.gov.in) has been developed and a common Logo Design and Tagline for Indian GIs has also been launched. Workshops are conducted on ‘Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights’ for enforcement agencies such as Police and Customs.