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The Geographical Indication (GI) Law 2013, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, was enacted in parliament on Tuesday to protect the patent rights of traditional products. ‘Historically, we produce some unique products naturally that others cannot. The law will ensure the exclusive rights of the products,’ said Industries Secretary Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah. The government has passed the law in compliance with Article-22 of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. GI is a name or sign used on certain products to certify that they possess certain qualities because they are made as per traditional methods or enjoy a certain reputation due to their geographical origin. The law will protect the country’s claims to commodities such as hilsa fish, jamdani sari, nakshikantha and fruits, including pineapple and fazli, a variety of mango, said Mahboob Murshed, who is an advocate of the Supreme Court and a legal expert on GI law. This means that the real producers of any particular goods in an area will get the absolute rights to their to their registered products, he went on to observe, and added that the law will ensure that customers get genuine products.


Who is the authority to pass/approve GI act in Bangladesh?


The Parliament

The Supreme Court

The Prime Minister

The Ministry of Commerce

The President

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