This right bars others from naming or marketing the sweetmeat preparation under the same name.
In Mar 2008, a trust that administers the Venkateswara Temple in the Tirumala hills, had applied for Geographical Indication (GI) with the Chennai-based Geographical Indication Registry.
"The GI certificate for Tirupati Laddoo has been granted to the trust. The Laddoo is now protected under law and nobody can copy it," G L Verma, assistant registrar of Trade Marks and GI, told to news agency from Chennai.
Under GI, the right to marketing a product is tied to a definite geographical territory and the manufactured goods should be produced or processed or prepared in that territory.