India: Launch of public database for searching GI applications

On 14 February 2013, the Indian Patent Office made details of geographical indications applications available in a new database ("GI Application Status") on its official website. The details include the copies of the applications, examination reports, e-register and other supporting documents. Searches are possible with application numbers. Currently, the new source is still under testing and suggestions by the public are welcome. More information can also be found in a public notice.

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