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Geographical Indication

Basmati Developments- BGA appeal and impleading


The legal developments surrounding the conferring of GI status on Basmati goes years back. For a back story of the whole issue, Prashant’s post is available here. (A full list of all of our posts relating to Basmati is available here) A quick recap to provide context for the current development:-  The litigation relating to Basmati was triggered off in 2009 when the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) applied for conferring GI tag on Basmati rice grown in Punjab,…


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Geographical Indication

‘Basmati’ from Central India – Culinary heresy?


As we had reported earlier on the blog (click here), the Registry for Geographical Indications (G.I.), has ordered the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) to amend its application for the protection of ‘Basmati’ as G.I. to include certain areas from Madhya Pradesh as growing ‘Basmati’ rice. For a variety of rice which has historically been advertised as growing at the foothills of the Himalayas, the inclusion of areas of Madhya Pradesh, located in Central India, at a…


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