Geographical Indications Act, 1999Questions & Answers
An 'Authorised user' is any person claiming to be the producer of the goods in respect of which a geographical indication has been registered. For becoming an authorized user the person has to apply in writing to the Registrar in prescribed manner and by paying requisite fee.
(i) if such goods are agricultural goods, produces the goods and includes the person who processes or packages such goods;
(ii) if such goods are natural goods, exploits the goods;
(iii) if such goods are handicraft or industrial goods, makes or manufactures the goods;
(iv) and includes any person who trades or deals in such production, exploitation, making or manufacturing, as the case may be, of the goods. [Section 2(1)(k)]
i. its use is likely to deceive or cause confusion or be contrary to any law;
ii. it comprises or contains scandalous or obscene matter or any matter likely to hurt religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens of India;
iii. it is a generic name;
iv. it has ceased to be protected in their country of origin or which have fallen into disuse in that country;
v. it is falsely represented by persons claiming that goods originate in another territory, region or locality as the case may be.