Reform in Geographical Indication Policies: A Comparative Analysis between India and the US

  • Arushi Sharma and Bhaskar Mukherjee
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  • Arushi Sharma

    LLM student at Amity Law School Noida, Amity University, India

  • Bhaskar Mukherjee

    LLM student at Amity Law School Noida, Amity University, India

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The Geographical Indications Act, 1999 and Geographical Indication Rules, 2002 deal with those clauses that provide for insufficient protection to the producers under the Act. The inclusion of specific legal provisions or a lack thereof have caused serious prejudice to the rights of the producers and the same are dealt in detail in this paper. Further, by focusing on various issues, a comparative analysis of Indian laws with the ones present in the United States help us understand the lacunas better and the kinds of problems that may arise in the future due to the incomprehensibility of these laws in India. In order to highlight such issues, the impact of the existing legal problems need to be measured. A systematic approach towards those issues has led this research to various recommendations as to how these drawbacks can be curbed and what all initiatives can be taken by the government.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1223 - 1238


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