Imrul Hossain for DOT
 Bangladesh has gained the recognition of its six new products as Geographical Indicator or GI products. Those are ‘Dhakai Muslin’, ‘Rajshahi Silk’, ‘Kalojira Rice’, ‘Kataribhog in Dinajpur’, ‘Sadamati’ and ‘Sataranji’ in Vijaypur (Netrokona), reports Jago News.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun handed over the certificates yesterday.
 Bangladesh is now the one and only owner of the six products, said the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) official.
 Earlier, Bangladesh got GI certification of three more products like Jamdani, Hilsa and Khirsapati Mango of Chapainawabganj. So, Bangladesh has now got the ownership of a total of nine GI products.
No other country or individual in the world can claim the ownership of these nine products.
 Geographical indication (GI) is a special name or symbol used for a material. This name or symbol is determined by the geographical location or source (such as a country, region, or city) of a particular item. Geographically recognized materials ensure certain quality standards or specific manufacturing systems or specialties. The biggest advantage of GI products is the branding of the product in the global market, which puts GI products ahead of any other equivalent product.