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HC seeks list of GI products

News Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2024-02-19 17:03:30
HC seeks list of GI products

The High Court (HC) today (February 19) asked the government to submit a list of Geographical Indication (GI) certification products, which are registered and required to be registered at home and abroad by March 19.

HC asked the secretaries of the ministries of the industries, the commerce, the textile and the jute, the agriculture and the culture, and the director general of Department of Patent, Design and Trademarks to submit the list to the court.

The bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar and Justice Sardar Mohammad Rashed passed the order after a Supreme Court lawyer Shukla Sarwat sought a directive to protect the rights of Jamdani Saree and other GI products.

The court also asked the authorities to explain in four weeks why their inaction both nationally and internationally, resulting not be identified, registered and protect the Geographical Indications of natural and agricultural products, handicrafts and foodstuff attributable to Bangladesh as their place of origin would not be declared illegal.

BDST: 1703 HRS, FEB 19, 2024
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