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What is a Geographical Indication (GI) tag and how does it benefit traditional products and their producers?

Topic: issues relating to intellectual property rights.

5. What is a Geographical Indication (GI) tag and how does it benefit traditional products and their producers? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

The Manamadurai pottery recently earned a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about GI tag and its benefits.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining a GI tag.

Body:

In the first part, in brief, write about the various aspects that are considered before according a GI tag.

Next. write about the benefits offered by the GI tag – legal protection to traditional products and their producers, preserves traditional knowledge and skills, creates market differentiation, and leads to increased demand and better prices for traditional products etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.