Hilsa recognised as Bangladesh’s second GI product

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Hilsa has been recognized as the second geographical indication (GI) product of Bangladesh.

Officials of the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) said they have completed the registration process of hilsa as GI product.

The DPDT officials added that the registration certificate will be handed over to the department of fisheries (DOF) within a week.

DPDT’s registrar, Sanwar Hossain said the department of fisheries applied to for registration of hilsa as a GI product of Bangladesh. A gazette notification was issued in this regard.

“According to the law, anyone from home or abroad can submit a notice of objection against the application within two months of the gazette notification. But since no one submitted any such notice, Bangladesh has secured the GI of this product,” he added.

Sanwar Hossain also added, “The proprietary rights will be handed over to the department of fisheries (DOF) within a week.”

Source: The Daily Ittefaq

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