This was confirmed by Karamjeet Singh Saluja, Deputy Director- Intellectual Property Rights, Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME), IP Facilitation Centre, told reporters on the sidelines of an IPR awareness programme held in Mangalore.
The GI mark assures consumers of a specific set of qualities in a product owing to its geographical origin. It therefore enables the product carrying the GI mark to secure a premium, a statement said.
A set of documents claiming the GI mark for the Meerut scissors cluster was submitted late last month to a team comprising senior officials from the Central government’s Office of Geographical Indications Registry. The application for the GI mark was prepared by Fisme’s Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre.