GMGC is a group of legal professionals, scientist and academicians established in Pune, India, to promote Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and World Trade Organization (WTO) related areas.
GMGC has been established with an objective of providing a concrete platform for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with a special focus on protection, promotion, and enforcement of Geographical Indications.
We take pride in being the pioneers of this innovative venture working towards community IP rights. The vision of GMGC dates back to the decade when a 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 works for awareness in the field of Patents, Designs, Trademarks, & GI and motivates the stakeholders for the creation and protection of IPRs. GMGC has been relentlessly striving to make Intellectual Property Rights as a tool for economic growth in India. GMGC has conducted twelve IPR related seminars in association with Indian Patent Office and NIIPM and had been an associate partner of the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) since 2007 for IP awareness campaign in the State of Maharashtra.
GMGC has supported various inventors from students to 75-year-old individuals to file their patent applications and has successfully prosecuted them. Some of the famous examples include electric foldable bike, solar panel cleaning mechanism, automatic car cover mechanism, etc. GMGC has signed MoUs with many prominent colleges and universities in Maharashtra. Recently, a patent drive was launched in Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri and as a result of which many patent applications for various agricultural technologies and products were filed this year.
GMGC has achieved tremendous success in guiding many companies, startups and individual brand owners register their brands as a trademark in India as well as abroad. Some of the prominent examples include Lalbaugcha Raja, Sanskriti School, Germinator, ieyeze, GEMS, etc.
GMGC also has a great success in prosecuting numerous Copyright applications.
GMGC has created a niche identity in the area of Geographical Indication registration and is equipped to offer services to help farmer’s community an opportunity to explore international markets. GMGC has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and Dept. of Horticulture, Gov. of Maharashtra for the registration of ten (10) and thirteen (13) Geographical Indications respectively. Voluntarily GMGC has worked on the other five (5) Geographical Indications from various parts of Maharashtra and India. re glad that 26 out of these total 28 G.I. Applications have already been registered.
GMGC has successfully applied twenty-eight (28) Geographical Indications (Community IP Right) from the State of Maharashtra out of which twenty-six (26) GIs have been registered. Founder of GMGC Prof. Ganesh Hingmire has received the “National IP Award for Best Facilitation of Registration of GI and Promotion of Registered GI in the country” in 2016 conferred 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) at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. In 2015, Prof. Hingmire has conferred a Special Mention Award in the category for Best Facilitation of Registration of GI and Promotion of Registered GI in the country.
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.
Providing concrete platform for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with a special focus on protection, promotion and enforcement of Geographical Indications.
Prof. Ganesh Hingmire
Prof. Ganesh Hingmire is a renowned Intellectual Property (IP) Enthusiast and a winner of two Consecutive National Intellectual Property Awards in 2015 & 2016 given by the Ministry of Commerce, Gov. of India.
Prof. Ganesh completed his LL.M. from the UK after completing LL.B. from renowned ILS Law College, Pune after his Science degree in Chemistry. He has also completed M.Phil (Economics) from the University of Pune with a record of 91% grade point. He has completed several Professional Trainings viz. Japan Patent Office, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and NISCAIR. He constantly supported various industries for their IPR registration and commercialization since 2002. He is a visiting faculty to most prestigious academic institutions in India and delivered more than 1000 sessions in different States including IIT’s and National Law Schools.
WTO (World Trade Organization) recorded Training and Research Organization.
Associate Member of International Organization for Geographical Indication Network, (ORIGIN), Geneva, Switzerland.
Delegates of GMGC have attended Ministerial Conference of WTO held at Cancun, Mexico in 2003, in Hong Kong in 2005 and at Geneva, Switzerland in 2009 & 2011, Bali, Indonesia in 2013, Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 and Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2017.
Our delegates also attended the ‘Intellectual Property Rights Program’ arranged by Japan Patent Office at Tokyo, Japan in December 2009.
We trust in efficient and time-bound services. We endeavor to address the problems of our clients with immediate solutions in a cost-effective manner.
Our core team comes from diverse backgrounds, bringing together a wealth of legal, business, and cultural experiences. Our team members have international qualifications and have experience working in leading practices in India and abroad and are familiar with international best practices.
We provide practical and commercially viable solutions to client’s issues which are complex, commercial/regulatory/legal and technical in nature. We make sure the client’s queries are attended with the highest amount of attention and care. Our focus remains to provide our clients with a complete legal solution to their best interests. (Last three points can be included in our Team)