Srinagar, Sep 30, 2008: In a significant move the
Government of India has patented the traditional Kashmiri Pashmina
shawl to prevent its imitation that has been causing heavy losses
to the weavers in the valley. Now the genuine Kashmiri Pashmina
shawl would have its own logo making it distinct from the imitated
ones. Officials believe it will make the sale of imitated shawls
not only difficult but also impossible.