The famous headgear ‘Puneri Pagadi’, which is known as the symbol of pride and honor in the Pune region has rewarded for intellectual property rights (IPR) as Geographical Indication, with the result of that it has received geographical exclusivity.
Who has filed: Pune-based Great Mission Group Consultancy’s (GMGC’s) has filed the application on behalf of Shree Puneri Pagadi Sangh before the Geographical Indication registry, Chennai. GMGC’S is a registered firm that aims to promote intellectual property rights. Geographical Indication (GI) status has been made possible only due to the untiring research and efforts of some Pune-based law students
Which class: GI status for Puneri Pagadi has been filed in under “Class 25″, which deals with clothing, footwear and headgear products belong to handicraft good. The application for GI tag has been filed on 10 June, 2008.and it received application number 128.
History: The application claims that Mahadev Govind Ranade introduced the prevalent “Puneri Pagadi” for the first time in the 19th century. Since then, it has been worn by great leaders and personalities like Lokmanya Tilak, J S Karandikar, Dr D D Sathye, Tatyasaheb Kelkar and Dato Waman Pottdar. “Puneri Pagadi” has now become a matter of heritage.
This GI tag will legally prohibit the sell of tuban which are made in outside the Pune region and sold as the name of Puneri turban. This protection will bring economic prosperity of the producer of the good.