Inclusion of Screwpine products in Geographical Indication Registry

Inclusion of Screwpine products in Geographical Indication Registry

The Screwpine crafts of Kerala have been registered under Geographical Indication Registry. There is a long history of hard work by KIDS behind the inclusion of Screwpine Crafts in Geographical Indication registry. A geographical indication is an indication or appellation of origin of a product. It is used to identify agricultural, natural or manufactured goods which are originated in the said area and continuing in the same area. The registered products should have a special quality or characteristics or reputation based upon the climatic or production characteristics unique to the geographical location. By registering under GIR, the Screwpine products of Kerala are conferred a legal protection. It prevents unauthorized use of Screwpine products of Kerala. The registration will boost exports of the craft and it will promote economic prosperity of poor artisans. This registration also enables seeking legal protection in other WTO member countries.

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