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‘Shampagne’ Disputes Around the world – From Moscow to Madrid

By Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar   In the words of Louis Litt, “Is that Champagne? From the region, in France? Because if it’s not, it’s called Sparkling Wine”, or in other words, it’s a ‘sham-pagne’. The reputation of champagne precedes it… Continue Reading →

The New IPR Policy:What’s in Store for GI?

Apoorva K.C. and Alan Dev analyses the Intellectual Property Rights Policy, 2016 released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion with emphasis to Geographical Indication(GI) of goods. They examine the suggestions provided by the new policy to protect, commercialise and regulate GIs.

GI update: Pokkali

Of the many issues faced by Pokkali, the greatest threat to it has not been the utilization or lack thereof of its GI status, but the loss of cultivable land. The land reclamation projects approved by the Government of Kerala… Continue Reading →

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