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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Geographical indication and handicrafts: A critique

Author(s): Sunil Sudhakar Varnekar and Dr. Upankar Chutia

Abstract: This research paper is a comprehensive analysis of Geographical Indications in the Indian context with particular reference to the handloom sector. It discusses themes such as the rationale of Geographical Indications as IP (Intellectual property); the domestic position on Geographical Indications; Geographical Indications protection under various international instruments; handlooms from Gujarat and their Geographical Indications journey; the efficacy of Geographical Indications; and Geographical Indications structure for handlooms. The volume fills the gap between law and policies and recommends the implementation of an efficient legal system. It highlights the status of Indian handlooms, a sector that represents the country’s cultural heritage and supports a range of livelihoods. India’s Geographical Indications protection system is been analyzed with its diverse cultures and explore how Geographical Indications can help recognize, support and promote these products to bring socio-economic benefits. This article provides policy measures undertaken for the revival, restructuring and promotion of Indian handlooms and handicrafts, and will serve as an important intervention in Indian law on Geographical Indications. An investigative study that evaluates the current law and policy on Geographical Indications protection through detailed case studies and empirical research on select Indian handlooms, this article will be useful to scholars and researchers of geography, economics, development studies, sociology, law and public policy. It will also interest policymakers, legal practitioners, textile and handloom professionals, design and business administration institutes, media, arts and crafts museums and civil society organizations working on handlooms or in intellectual property.

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How to cite this article:
Sunil Sudhakar Varnekar, Dr. Upankar Chutia. Geographical indication and handicrafts: A critique. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2023;3(1):01-07.
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