Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
47. Exemption of certain persons employed in ordinary course of business.-
Where a person accused of an offence under section 39 proves,-
a. that in the ordinary course of his business he is employed on behalf of other persons to apply geographical indications, or as the case may be, to make dies, blocks, machines, plates, or other instruments for making, or being used in making, geographical indications;
b. that in the case which is the subject of the charge he was so employed, and was not interested in the goods or other thing by way of profit or commission depend on the sale of such goods;
c. that, having taken all reasonable precautions against committing the offence charged, he had, at the time of the commission of the alleged offence, no reason to suspect the genuineness of the geographical indication; and
d. that, on demand made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, he gave all the information in his power with respect to the persons on whose behalf the geographical indication was applied, he shall be acquitted.