India has applied to the European Union for the GI tag for exclusive registration of Basmati, which shows its mala fide intensions.See above
Basmati trademark registered in one person’s name
The Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) registered the trademark of Basmati in an individual’s name under application number 179196 in Class 30 dated July 20, 2002, with a disclaimer that it might be challenged.
you are sharing old Indian propaganda.The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has announced that Pakistan received the geographical indication (GI) tag for its Basmati rice on January 26, 2021.Yeah it seems you didn't understand the situation
Pakistan is fighting to defeat India's bid to get Basmati Rice registered as its own product in the EU and as such to strengthen their case the govt has made it a part of their recognized Property under the local GI act
The GI tag that the tweet mentions is just a local designation and only exists to increase Pakistan's chances of winning in intl court , Because how do you claim an international Geographical Indicator for a product when your own country doesn't have such a designation . India, on the other hand, enacted GI legislation in 1999 and by 2003 it came into effect.
The EU hasn't actually given out any GI or IP tags on Basmati Rice as of yet and the case is still ongoing .
India ,Pak,Nepal etc can give whatever local designations and tags they want but the real prize is the protection and opportunties the EU tag comes with and that's still not been given .
PESHAWAR- India and Pakistan are locked in a rice war that could produce clear winners and losers, namely in the European Union’s (EU) lucrative and growing basmati rice market. Early rounds of the…asiatimes.com