FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

Most frequent questions and answers

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind inventions literary and artistic works and symbols, names and images used in commerce.

Geographical Indications are names associated with goods which identify such goods as
agricultural goods, natural goods or manufactured goods as originating, or manufactured
in the territory of a country, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given
quality, reputation or other characteristics of such goods is essentially attributable to its
geographical origin. Some examples of GI are Darjeeling Tea, Pochampalli Saree,
Chanderi Saree, Kanjeevaram Silk, Champagne Wine, Scotch Whisky. 

Patents provide incentives to individuals by recognizing their creativity and offering the possibility of material reward for their marketable inventions. These incentives encourage innovation, which in turn enhances the quality of human life.A patent is a right, granted by the United States to inventor, to exclude other from makingusingselling or importing an invention throughout the United States without the inventor’s consent.  The inventor may license or sell the rights defined by the claims of the patent.  An inventor can also use “patent pending” on their products and marketing materials after a patent application is filed. Without a patent, anyone can make and sell your invention without your permission and without compensating you.

Geographical Indications are names associated with goods which identify such goods as
agricultural goods, natural goods or manufactured goods as originating, or manufactured
in the territory of a country, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given
quality, reputation or other characteristics of such goods is essentially attributable to its
geographical origin.