The Government of India has taken various steps to further strengthen the IPR and GI

Agricultural, natural or manufactured goods are registered as Geographical Indications (GI) by the Geographical Indications Registry as per the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999.

The Government is not aware of any index by the name of International Intellectual Property (IP) Index published by any multilateral organisation. However, a private entity namely, Global Intellectual Property Centre of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, prepares an International Intellectual Property Index, which does not provide a composite view of the IP regime in any country. The intellectual property rights indicators used in the index are selective and hence not a true reflection of the state of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection and innovation in India.

India has a well-established legislative, administrative and judicial framework to safeguard IPRs, which meets its international obligations while utilizing the flexibilities provided in the international regime to address its developmental concerns. India has a Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) compliant, robust, equitable and dynamic IPR regime.

In addition, the Government of India has taken various steps to further strengthen the IPR regime of the country, some of which are as follows:

  • The National IPR Policy, 2016 was adopted on 12.05.2016 as a vision document to guide future development of IPRs in the country.
  • The administration of Copyright Act, 1957 and Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000, along with their associated Registries, has been transferred to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Subsequently, under the Finance Act, 2017, the Copyright Board has also been merged in the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
  • The Patents Rules, 2003 and the Trademarks Rules, 2002 have been amended whereby the IP processes have been re-engineered to streamline them and make them more user-friendly.
  • Manpower in the Intellectual Property offices has been ramped up significantly with fresh recruitments. This augmentation of manpower has already had a salutary effect on the examination and disposal of patent and trademark applications. The examination time for trademark applications has come down from the earlier 13 months to just 1 month. The disposal of patent applications has increased by more than twofold in 2018-19 vis-à-vis 2015-16.
  • IPR awareness and training programmes are held for academic institutions, industry associations and enforcement agencies.
  • Special provisions have been made for startups and MSMEs.


  • The Government has entered into an agreement with WIPO for establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC).
  • The Commercial Courts set up under the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015 also deal with IP disputes.
  • India has acceded to a number of multilateral treaties and agreements in the past two years, such as WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, Nice Agreement concerning the international classification of goods & services for the purposes of registration of marks, the Vienna Agreement establishing an international classification of the figurative elements for marks and Locarno Agreement establishing an international classification for industrial designs.


As on 20.07.2019, 301 Indian products have been registered as GIs. The list of Indian GI products registered State-wise is given below:


List of Indian GI Products eligible for use of GI Logo:

S.NO Registered GI Products Type State
1 Guntur Sannam Chilli Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
2 Bandar Laddu Food Stuff Andhra Pradesh
3 Tirupathi Laddu Food Stuff Andhra Pradesh
4 Allagadda Stone Carving Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
5 Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
6 Bobbili Veena Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
7 Budithi Bell & Brass Metal Craft Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
8 Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees And Paavadas Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
9 Durgi Stone Carvings Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
10 Etikoppaka Toys Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
11 Kondapalli Bommalu Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
12 Machilipatnam Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
13 Mangalagiri Sarees And Fabrics Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
14 Sri Kalahasthi Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
15 Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
16 Uppada Jamdani Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
17 Venkatagiri Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
18 Arunachal Orange Agricultural Arunachal Pradesh
19 Assam (Orthodox) Tea Agricultural Assam
20 Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger Agricultural Assam
21 Boka Chaul Agricultural Assam
22 Joha Rice of Assam Agricultural Assam
23 Tezpur Litchi Agricultural Assam
24 Muga Silk of Assam Handicraft Assam
25 Bhagalpuri Zardalu Agricultural Bihar
26 Katarni Rice Agricultural Bihar
27 Magahi Paan Agricultural Bihar
28 Shahi Litchi of Bihar Agricultural Bihar
29 Silao Khaja Food Stuff Bihar
30 Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
31 Bhagalpur Silk Handicraft Bihar
32 Madhubani Painting Handicraft Bihar
33 Darjeeling Tea Agricultural West Bengal
34 Sikki Grass Products of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
35 Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
36 Pokkali Rice Agricultural Kerala
37 Jeeraphool Agricultural Chhattisgarh
38 Bastar Dhokra Handicraft Chhattisgarh
39 Bastar Iron Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
40 Bastar Wooden Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
41 Champa Silk Saree And Fabrics Handicraft Chhattisgarh
42 Feni Manufactured Goa
43 Bhalia Wheat Agricultural Gujarat
44 Gir Kesar Mango Agricultural Gujarat
45 Agates of Cambay Handicraft Gujarat
46 Jamnagari Bandhani Handicraft Gujarat
47 Kachchh Shawls Handicraft Gujarat
48 Kutch Embroidery Handicraft Gujarat
49 Patan Patola Handicraft Gujarat
50 Sankheda Furniture Handicraft Gujarat
51 Surat Zari Craft Handicraft Gujarat
52 Tangaliya Shawl Handicraft Gujarat
53 Pethapur Printing Blocks Handicraft Gujarat
54 Rajkot Patola Handicraft Gujarat
55 Himachali Kala Zeera Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
56 Kangra Tea Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
57 Chamba Rumal Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
58 Kangra Paintings Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
59 Kinnauri Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
60 Kullu Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
61 Himachali Chulli Oil Manufactured Himachal Pradesh
62 Kolhapuri Chappal Handicraft Karnataka & Maharashtra
63 Alleppey Green Cardamom Agricultural Kerala & Tamilnadu
64 Malabar Pepper Agricultural Kerala, Karnataka & Tamilnadu
65 Nagpur Orange Agricultural Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh
66 Warli Painting Handicraft Maharashtra, Gujarat, Dadara & Nagar Haveli, Daman Diu
67 Basmati Agricultural Punjab / Haryana / Himachal Pradesh / Delhi / Uttarkhand / Uttar Pradesh / Jammu & Kashmir
68 Phulkari Handicraft Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan
69 Araku Valley Arabica Coffee Agricultural Andhra Pradesh & Odisha
70 Mansooned Malabar Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka & Kerala
71 Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee Agricultural Karnataka & Kerala
72 Banaganapalle Mangoes Agricultural Telangana & Andhra Pradesh
73 Kani Shawl Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
74 Kashmir Paper Mache Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
75 Kashmir Pashmina Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
76 Kashmir Sozani Craft Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir


77 Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
78 Kashmiri Hand Knotted Carpet Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
79 Khatamband Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
80 Appemidi Mango Agricultural Karnataka
81 Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
82 Bangalore Blue Grapes Agricultural Karnataka
83 Bangalore Rose Onion Agricultural Karnataka
84 Byadagi Chilli Agricultural Karnataka
85 Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
86 Coorg Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
87 Coorg Green Cardamom Agricultural Karnataka
88 Coorg Orange Agricultural Karnataka
89 Devanahalli Pomello Agricultural Karnataka
90 Hadagali Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
91 Kamalapur Red Banana Agricultural Karnataka
92 Mysore Betel Leaf Agricultural Karnataka
93 Mysore Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
94 Nanjanagud Banana Agricultural Karnataka
95 Sirsi Supari Agricultural Karnataka
96 Udupi Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
97 Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal Agricultural Karnataka
98 Dharwad Pedha Food Stuff Karnataka
99 Bidriware Handicraft Karnataka
100 Channapatna Toys And Dolls Handicraft Karnataka
101 Ganjifa Cards of Mysore Handicraft Karnataka
102 Guledgudd Khana Handicraft Karnataka
103 Ilkal Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
104 Karnataka Bronzeware Handicraft Karnataka
105 Kasuti Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
106 Kinhal Toys Handicraft Karnataka
107 Molakalmuru Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
108 Mysore Rosewood Inlay Handicraft Karnataka
109 Mysore Silk Handicraft Karnataka
110 Mysore Traditional Paintings Handicraft Karnataka
111 Navalgund Durries Handicraft Karnataka
112 Sandur Lambani Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
113 Udupi Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
114 Mysore Agarbathi Manufactured Karnataka
115 Mysore Sandal Soap Manufactured Karnataka
116 Mysore Sandalwood Oil Manufactured Karnataka
117 Central Travancore Jaggery Agricultural Kerala
118 Chengalikodan Nendran Banana Agricultural Kerala


119 Marayoor Jaggery (Marayoor Sharkara) Agricultural Kerala
120 Navara Rice Agricultural Kerala
121 Nilambur Teak Agricultural Kerala
122 Palakkadan Matta Rice Agricultural Kerala
123 Vazhakulam Pineapple Agricultural Kerala
124 Wayanaad Robusta Coffee Agricultural Kerala
125 Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
126 Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
127 Alleppey Coir Handicraft Kerala
128 Aranmula Kannadi (Aranmula Metal Mirror) Handicraft Kerala
129 Balaramapuram Sarees And Fine Cotton Fabrics Handicraft Kerala
130 Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Crafts of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
131 Cannanore Home Furnishings Handicraft Kerala
132 Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu Handicraft Kerala
133 Kasaragod Sarees Handicraft Kerala
134 Kuthampully Dhoties & Set Mundu Handicraft Kerala
135 Kuthampully Sarees Handicraft Kerala
136 Maddalam of Palakkad Handicraft Kerala
137 Payyannur Pavithra Ring Handicraft Kerala
138 Screw Pine Craft of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
139 Kaipad Rice Agricultural Kerala
140 Ratlami Sev Food Stuff Madhya Pradesh
141 Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
142 Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
143 Chanderi Sarees Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
144 Leather Toys of Indore Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
145 Maheshwar Sarees & Fabrics Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
146 Jhabua Kadaknath Black Chicken Meat Manufactured Madhya Pradesh
147 Ajara Ghansal Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
148 Alphonso Agricultural Maharashtra
149 Ambemohar Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
150 Beed Custard Apple Agricultural Maharashtra
151 Bhiwapur Chilli Agricultural Maharashtra
152 Dahanu Gholvad Chikoo Agricultural Maharashtra
153 Jalgaon Banana Agricultural Maharashtra
154 Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal Agricultural Maharashtra
155 Jalna Sweet Orange Agricultural Maharashtra


156 Kolhapur Jaggery Agricultural Maharashtra
157 Lasalgaon Onion Agricultural Maharashtra
158 Mahabaleshwar Strawberry Agricultural Maharashtra
159 Mangalwedha Jowar Agricultural Maharashtra
160 Marathwada Kesar Mango Agricultural Maharashtra
161 Nashik Grapes Agricultural Maharashtra
162 Navapur Tur Dal Agricultural Maharashtra
163 Purandar Fig Agricultural Maharashtra
164 Sangli Raisins Agricultural Maharashtra
165 Sangli Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
166 Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri Kokum Agricultural Maharashtra
167 Solapur Pomegranate Agricultural Maharashtra
168 Vengurla Cashew Agricultural Maharashtra
169 Waghya Ghevada Agricultural Maharashtra
170 Waigaon Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
171 Karvath Kati Sarees And Fabrics Handicraft Maharashtra
172 Paithani Sarees And Fabrics Handicraft Maharashtra
173 Puneri Pagadi Handicraft Maharashtra
174 Solapur Chaddar Handicraft Maharashtra
175 Solapur Terry Towel Handicraft Maharashtra
176 Nashik Valley Wine Manufactured Maharashtra
177 Kachai Lemon Agricultural Manipur
178 Moirang Phee Handicraft Manipur
179 Shaphee Lanphee Handicraft Manipur
180 Wangkhei Phee Handicraft Manipur
181 Khasi Mandarin Agricultural Meghalaya
182 Memong Narang Agricultural Meghalaya
183 Mizo Chilli Agricultural Mizoram
184 Naga Mircha Agricultural Nagaland
185 Chakhesang Shawl Handicraft Nagaland
186 Naga Tree Tomato Agricultural Nagaland
187 Ganjam Kewda Flower Agricultural Odisha
188 Kandhamal Haladi Agricultural Odisha
189 Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda Handicraft Odisha
190 Bomkai Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
191 Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
192 Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
193 Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
194 Khandua Saree And Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
195 Konark Stone Carving Handicraft Odisha
196 Kotpad Handloom Fabric Handicraft Odisha
197 Orissa Ikat Handicraft Odisha
198 Orissa Pattachitra Handicraft Odisha
199 Pipli Applique Work Handicraft Odisha
200 Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
201 Ganjam Kewda Rooh Manufactured Odisha
202 Tirukanur Papier Mache Craft Handicraft Pondicherry
203 Villianur Terracotta Works Handicraft Pondicherry
204 Bikaneri Bhujia Food Stuff Rajasthan
205 Bagru Hand Block Print Handicraft Rajasthan
206 Blue Pottery of Jaipur Handicraft Rajasthan
207 Kathputlis of Rajasthan Handicraft Rajasthan
208 Kota Doria Handicraft Rajasthan
209 Molela Clay Work Handicraft Rajasthan
210 Pokaran Pottery Handicraft Rajasthan
211 Sanganeri Hand Block Printing Handicraft Rajasthan
212 Thewa Art Work Handicraft Rajasthan
213 Makrana Marble Natural Rajasthan
214 Sikkim Large Cardamom Agricultural Sikkim
215 Eathomozhy Tall Coconut Agricultural Tamil Nadu
216 Erode Manjal (Erode Turmeric) Agricultural Tamil Nadu
217 Nilgiri (Orthodox) Agricultural Tamil Nadu
218 Sirumalai Hill Banana Agricultural Tamil Nadu
219 Virupakshi Hill Banana Agricultural Tamil Nadu
220 Arani Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
221 Bhavani Jamakkalam Handicraft Tamil Nadu
222 Chettinad Kottan Handicraft Tamil Nadu
223 Kancheepuram Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
224 Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees Handicraft Tamil Nadu
225 Madurai Sungudi Handicraft Tamil Nadu
226 Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture Handicraft Tamil Nadu
227 Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku (“Nachiarkoil Lamp”) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
228 Pattamadai Pai (“Pattamadai Mat”) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
229 Salem Fabric Handicraft Tamil Nadu
230 Salem Silk know as Salem Venpattu Handicraft Tamil Nadu
231 Swamimalai Bronze Icons Handicraft Tamil Nadu
232 Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil Handicraft Tamil Nadu
233 Thanjavur Art Plate Handicraft Tamil Nadu
234 Thanjavur Doll Handicraft Tamil Nadu
235 Thanjavur Painting Handicraft Tamil Nadu
236 Thanjavur Veenai Handicraft Tamil Nadu
237 Thirubuvanam Silk Sarees Handicraft Tamil Nadu
238 Toda Embroidery Handicraft Tamil Nadu
239 Coimbatore Wet Grinder Manufactured Tamil Nadu
240 East India Leather Manufactured Tamil Nadu
241 Madurai Malli Agricultural Tamil Nadu
242 Hyderabad Haleem Food Stuff Telangana
243 Adilabad Dokra Handicraft Telangana
244 Cheriyal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
245 Gadwal Sarees Handicraft Telangana
246 Narayanpet Handloom Sarees Handicraft Telangana
247 Nirmal Furniture Handicraft Telangana
248 Nirmal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
249 Nirmal Toys and Craft Handicraft Telangana
250 Pembarthi Metal Craft Handicraft Telangana
251 Pochampally Ikat Handicraft Telangana
252 Siddipet Gollabama Handicraft Telangana
253 Silver Filigree of Karimnagar Handicraft Telangana
254 Warangal Durries Handicraft Telangana
255 Tripura Queen Pineapple Agricultural Tripura
256 Allahabad Surkha Guava Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
257 Kalanamak Rice Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
258 Mango Malihabadi Dusseheri Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
259 Banaras Metal Repousse Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
260 Varanasi Soft Stone Jali Work Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
261 Agra Durrie Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
262 Banaras Brocades And Sarees Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
263 Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
264 Farrukhabad Prints Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
265 Firozabad Glass Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
266 Ghazipur Wall Hanging Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
267 Hand Made Carpet of Bhadohi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
268 Kanpur Saddlery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
269 Khurja Pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
270 Lucknow Chikan Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
271 Lucknow Zardozi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
272 Mirzapur Handmade Dari Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
273 Moradabad Metal Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
274 Nizamabad Black Pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
275 Saharanpur Wood Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
276 Varanasi Glass Beads Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
277 Varanasi Wooden Lacquerware & Toys Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
278 Kannauj Perfume Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
279 Meerut Scissors Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
280 Chunar Balua Patthar Natural Uttar Pradesh
281 Uttarakhand Tejpatta Agricultural Uttarakhand
282 Gobindobhog Rice Agricultural West Bengal
283 Malda Fazli Mango Agricultural West Bengal
284 Malda Khirsapati (Himsagar) Mango Agricultural West Bengal
285 Malda Laxman Bhog Mango Agricultural West Bengal
286 Tulaipanji Rice Agricultural West Bengal
287 Banglar Rasogolla Food Stuff West Bengal
288 Bardhaman Mihidana Food Stuff West Bengal
289 Bardhaman Sitabhog Food Stuff West Bengal
290 Bengal Dokra Handicraft West Bengal
291 Baluchari Saree Handicraft West Bengal
292 Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft Handicraft West Bengal
293 Bengal Patachitra Handicraft West Bengal
294 Dhaniakhali Saree Handicraft West Bengal
295 Joynagar Moa Food Stuff West Bengal
296 Madurkathi Handicraft West Bengal
297 Nakshi Kantha Handicraft West Bengal
298 Purulia Chau Mask Handicraft West Bengal
299 Santiniketan Leather Goods Handicraft West Bengal
300 Santipore Saree Handicraft West Bengal
301 Wooden Mask of Kushmandi Handicraft West Bengal

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