Pune turban may get intellectual property tag soon

The famous headgear 'Puneri Pagadi', a symbol of pride and honour in the Pune region, may get intellectual property rights (IPR) as a local organisation has sought geographical exclusivity for the same. Pune-based Shree Puneri Pagadi Sangh has submitted an application before the Geographical Indication Registry, seeking the GI (geographical indication) tag for the turban. According to the information available with the official Journal of the Geographical Indication, Sangh has sought GI status for Puneri Pagadi under "Class 25", which deals with clothing, footwear and headgear products. "We have submitted (an) application before the Geographical Indication Registry and hope (the) authorities would soon grant a GI tag for Pagadi," Sangh's representative Great Mission Group Consultancy's (GMGC's) Ganesh Hingmire told PTI. Pune-based GMGC is a registered firm that aims to promote intellectual property rights, and has filed the application on behalf of Shree Puneri Pagadi Sangh. "We are seeking the GI tag for Puneri Pagadi with an aim to preserve the culture and a significant identity of the city," Hingmire said.
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