Q. Which of the following way/ways to protect geographical indication?
1. Special regimes of protection.
2. Using collective or certification marks.
3. Methods focusing on business practices, including administrative product approval schemes.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

There are three main ways to protect a geographical indication: 

  • so-called sui generis systems (i.e., special regimes of protection); 
  • using collective or certification marks; and 
  • methods focusing on business practices, including administrative product approval schemes. 

Source: Sriram’s IAS