Geographical Indication as a Tool for Protection of Traditional Knowledge with Special Reference to Protection of ‘Cashmere’ in Kashmir
12 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2012
Date Written: July 22, 2012
This paper analyses concept of geographical indication as a tool for the protection of tradition knowledge involved in ‘pashmina’ which is one of the most refine form of the cashmere. This paper focuses on what are the legal issues involved in the protection of the ‘pashmina’, which is one of the treasure and trove of the Kashmir. What kind of protection to provided to the indigenous people so that they may be secured from the detriment that is causing to them by the bio piracy by the different countries by misappropriating the name of the ‘pashmina’. Thus leading to lower the reputation, goodwill of ‘pashmina’ in the market and driving them out of the business.
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