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Takab Carpets Granted GI From WIPO

Takab Carpets Granted GI From WIPO
Takab Carpets Granted GI From WIPO

Hand-woven carpets in Afshar region of Takab County, West Azarbaijan Province, have been granted geographical indication (GI) from the World Intellectual Property Organization, the head of Iran National Carpet Center said.
Farahnaz Rafe’ added that the center has submitted carpets from other Iranian cities to receive the sign in the near future.
A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
In addition, the product’s quality, characteristic or reputation should be essentially linked to the place of origin. Since the quality depends on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production.
“Handmade carpets from Kelardasht District in Mazandaran Province and Josheqan Village in Isfahan Province are currently on the list of products for which we have requested to receive geographical indicators,” she was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
The official noted that Iran National Carpet Center has invited benefactors in the field to collaborate in the international registration of handmade Iranian carpets.
The World Intellectual Property Organization is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations and was created to promote and protect intellectual property across the world by cooperating with countries as well as international organizations.
Rafe’ said the 29th edition of Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition is scheduled to be held on Jan. 2 at Tehran’s International Exhibition Center.
The expo was initially scheduled to be held on Aug. 23-29, but it was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The four-day event will conclude on Jan. 5, 2022.



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