he Tirupati Laddu got its Geographical Indication patent rights on September 15. 2009.
The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the Tirupati temple in Andhra, had applied for GI with Chennai-based Geographical Indication Registry in March last year to avoid black marketing by hawkers and middlemen. Some interesting titbits about Tirupati Laddu or Srivari Laddu:
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Tirupati Laddoo gets geographical copyright