Geographical Indication


A geographical indication (or GI brand) is a mark that identifies a good or service as originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good or service are essentially attributable to its geographical origin. Typically, a geographical indication includes or consists of the name of the place of origin.

Colombia – Colombian Coffee
Scotland – Scotch Whisky
India – Darjeeling Tea, Madhubani Paintings
Idaho – Idaho Potatoes


  1. World Intellectual Property Organization, Geographical Indications.
  2. Common Language in Marketing Project, 2020.

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