Geographical Indication Reimbursement

The applicant may receive 100% Reimbursement of the actual costs or expenses incurred towards registering the a GI with competent authority (including but not limited to facilitation fees, Attorney Fees, Maintenance Fees, all Government Fees, consultancy charges, application drafting charges, charges for GI application prosecution, hearing and meeting with GI registry/consultative group, expenditures incurred on information collection, GI logo charges, design/ diagram and drawing charges, scientific/lab testing, other incidental charges etc.) with a maximum upper limit of Rs. 2 lakhs for each registered GI.
The financial assistance under the scheme for the reimbursement of expenditure incurred towards registration of Geographical Indication, is be a onetime support from Government of India subject to condition that same has not been claimed by the applicant under any other scheme of Central Govt./ State Govt.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant/entity/unit must have a valid Udyam Registration.
Geographical Indication registered in the name of individuals are also eligible for reimbursement subject to holding an Udyam Registration in their name and have full ownership of the enterprise. In case of partnership firm, applicant has to provide proof of ownership of at least 51% shareholding in the enterprise.
Applicant has to submit a self-declaration for not claiming funding from any Central/State Government for the same Patent.

Documents Required

Original Geographical Indication Registration certificate.
Proof of Payment/ Receipt/Invoices
Patent Description
Udyam Aadhaar Registration Certificate (UARC) & Udyam Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM).
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Statement Of Expenditure
Bank Mandate Form