The Protection of Geographical Indications in India - Hardcover , EnglishThe How and the Why of protectingthe unique identity of local productsin the age of globalization. 'It is decreed that no wine merchant can mix two wines together.Disregarding this law can entail a loss of wine and a fine', and withthese words a certain king of France in 1351 gave birth to what wenow know as geographical indications (GIs). From the aromaticBasmati rice to the rich taste of Darjeeling tea in India and from thesparkling white wine of Champagne to the blue cheese ofRoquefort in France, all locale-specific products are protected byGIs. The book compares the case of India with that of Francewhere GIs originated and investigates how India has successfullyextended its GIs to handicrafts while France and Europe stillremain confined to foodstuff. It is a significant study in light of theincreased Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rightsand World Trade Organization regime. A must-have for producers, practitioners, lawyers, policy makers, researchers, academics and students of law.