Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications

A Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. Classification of goods are as follow:

Class 1

Class 1

Wine and Spirit

Wine, Spirit

Class 2

Class 2

Manufactured Goods

Handicraft, Food

Class 3

Class 3

Natural Products

Mineral, Agricultural

Class 4

Class 4

Miscellaneous

Others not included in Class 1 to 3

STEPS TO OBTAINING A GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

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Filing and payment of application at the IP Office of the Registrar Division

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Examination of the application

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A waiting period to allow for oppositions, if any, to the application

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Allowance of the application

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Registration of the proposed Geographical Indication

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The following Geographical Indications (GI) shall be excluded from protection:

  • GI which does not fit to the definition
  • GIs which are contrary to public order and morality
  • GIs which are not protected in their country or cease to be protected in their country of origin
  • Indication for goods which are identical to the term commonly used in current language as the common name for these goods in Seychelles.

Duration of Geographical Indication

A registered Geographical Indication shall be protected as long as the specific characteristics, quality or reputation which have been the basis for the grant of the protection, exists.

Fees

Application for registration of GI

SCR2000

Notice of opposition to registration

SCR500

Certificate of registration

SCR500

Request for cancellation or certification

SCR500

Application to join as a party in any proceedings relating to GI

SCR500

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