GMGC is a group of legal professionals, scientist and academicians established in Pune, India to promote Intellectual Property Rights and World Trade Organization (WTO) related areas. GMGC has been established with an objective of providing concrete platform for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with a special focus on protection, promotion and enforcement of Geographical Indications.
We take the pride of being the pioneers this innovative venture working towards community IP rights. Vision of GMGC dates back to the decade when handful of people were aware of Geographical Indications and potential thereof ‘Genuine rural Indian GI products on global platform’ characterizes the long cherished dream of GMGC. GMGC explicitly considers the role of promotion of in expanding market demand when consumers lack information regarding either the existence or the features of GI and GI-like products.
The WTO has recorded GMGC as Training and Research Organization. Its delegates attended Ministerial Conference of WTO held at Cancun, Mexico in 2003, at Hong Kong in 2005 and at Geneva, Switzerland in 2009 & 2011, Bali, Indonesia in 2013 and at Nairobi, Kenya in 2015. Its delegates also attended ‘Intellectual Property Rights Program’ arranged by Japan Patent Office at Tokyo, Japan in December, 2009. GMGC is also an Associate Member of International Organization for Geographical Indication Network, (OriGIn), Geneva, Switzerland.
GMGC has supported various inventors. Importantly, We have successfully applied twenty eight (28) Geographical Indications (Community IP rights) from State of Maharashtra out of which fourteen (19) GIs have been registered, five (5) have been accepted & published for registration and remaining four (4) GIs have completed the examination process and will be published soon. We have worked on World Bank project for registration of 10 Agricultural GI’s and also worked with Department of Horticulture, Government of Maharashtra for registration of 13 Agricultural GI’s. GMGC also worked towards various national and international assignments for IPR. Recognizing the work in the field of GIs in India, Chairman of GMGC, Prof. Ganesh S. Hingmire received the IPR Special Mention National Award (2015) in the hands of Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Prof. Ganesh Hingmire was invited to the Startup India event inaugurated by Prime Minister Hon’ble Mr. Narendra Modi on 16th January 2016. GMGC was asked to submit a small video in preparation about the startup and the initiative taken by the start up. This video was amongst the 34 selected videos which were displayed in the above-mentioned event.
The organization represented by Prof. Hingmire has been selected as a Winner for the year 2016 in the category “National IP Award for Best Facilitation of Registration of GI and Promotion of Registered GI in the country”. The award was conferred on 26th April, 2016 by Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, at a function jointly organized by Indian Intellectual Property Office and Confederation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CII).
Majority of the farmers’ communities of GI Products have given their authorizations to our company for submitting the application to obtain Protected Geographical Indication tag in European country. GMGC has done a notable work in other areas of Intellectual Property Rights. Some of these valuable contributions include the registration of trademarks such as Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust, Lalbagcha Raja, Firodiya Karandak; National and International filing and registration of Patents such as Rose Wine (Mellowed Rose Brew), Automatic Car Cover, Dental Implant, etc. Being the trailblazer in the field of Intellectual Property and particularly in the area of community IP Rights, GMGC’s team has acquired incalculable level of understanding and experience regarding building a business out of an innovative concept.
Our Vision and Mission
Our aim is to provide world class services and we constantly endeavor to exceed the expectations of our clients.
We believe in values of excellent professional behavior, integrity morality and professional ethics.
To create and to promote social wealth through innovative ideas and concepts with ultimate aim to serve society and country at large.
To provide timely and cost effective solutions, To provide dedicated, efficient, commercially sound and result oriented solutions to clients. We value the trust and beliefs vested in us, by our clients and professional contacts, and provide a dedicated service with an honest and direct approach in all our dealing.