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September 25, 2020

GI Infringement Suit filed in respect of Chakhesang shawls

Reported By: Nayantara Malhotra

A GI (Geographical Indication) infringement suit has been filed before the District Court of Phek, Nagaland against Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) and designer Ritu Beri. The suit was filed by Chakhesang Women Welfare Society (CWWS) for unauthorizedly showcasing Chakhesang shawls at the Suraj Kund Mela in February, 2020. The Court has granted one month’s time to Beri and TRIFED to file their written statements.

Source: https://www.sentinelassam.com/north-east-india-news/nagaland-news/naga-womens-body-files-civil-suit-against-designer-ritu-beri-trifed-for-gi-tag-infringement-503051?infinitescroll=1

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