Geographical Indication is a sign that shows the area of origin of an item and/or product which, due to geographical environment factors including natural factors, human factors or a combination of these two factors, they give reputation, quality and certain characteristics to the goods and/or products produced.
The sign has been unwittingly existed for a long time and indirectly shows the existence of specificity on an item produced, managed and maintained in a long time frame so that it can be famous and has high economic value.
These products can be agricultural products, food ingredients, handicrafts, textiles, mining products or other goods. In Indonesia there are around 63 products registered with Geographical Indications, one of which is Sikka Ikat Weaving.
The benefit of GIis as a proof that goods and/or products originating from certain geographical regions fulfill special qualities and characteristics and exclusively obtain legal protection from counterfeiting thatis done outside the GI area or produced within the GI area but with lower quality and marketed using the same name.