Kerala farmers establish organic brand

India

A farmers’ collective in the Indian state of Kerala has recently sought trademark protection for a form of organic spices and food products called ‘Wayanadan’. The application was filed by Biowin Agro Research for registration of the trademark WAYANADAN in Classes 29 and 30, and was a welcome step in line with the substantive efforts initiated by the Indian government to encourage communities to protect their IP rights.

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