KATHMANDU: Twelve tea industries have received government trademarks on Tuesday.
Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Ghanshyam Bhusal formally launched the trademark of National Tea and Nepali Orthodox Tea at a program organized by the Coffee Development Board in Fikal, Ilam on Tuesday.
The national logo of Orthodox tea is ‘Nepal Tea’.
Twelve industries and cooperatives that have complied with the standards and code of conduct set by the Nepali Orthodox Tea Certification Trademark Implementation Guideline, 2074, have been allowed to use the trademark.
Sandukfu Tea Processors, Himalaya Sangrila Tea Producers, High Hill Tea Producers Cooperative, Jasbire Tea Processing Industries, Sagarmatha Tea State, Oasis Tea Industries, Tara Village Tea State and Sakhejung Hill Range Tea Processing Industries have received trademarks.
Forty-two tea industries have applied for the trademark.
The trademark was registered with the Department of Industry on July 7, 2010. However, due to some legal and technical difficulties, tea industries had failed to receive a trademark.