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Saint Mother Teresa's Blue-Bordered Sari an Intellectual Property now

The famous blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa, who has been canonised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta by the Vatican, has been recognised as an Intellectual Property of the Missionaries of Charity from now on. Government of India, has granted the registration of the trade mark for that pattern of blue border of sari.

The diminutive nun of Albanian descent went around the streets of Kolkata since 1948 to be with the poor, help them and heal them and also provide mental support. the destitutes wore a white sari with three blue borders, the outer border being wider than the two inner ones.

The blue-designed border on the sari worn by nuns of Missionaries of Charity was recognised as Intellectual Property for the organisation since September four, 2016, that was the day Mother Teresa was canonised.

The Missionaries of Charity does not believe in publicity and as such it was not publicised, but since they were  witnessing unscrupulous and unfair usage of the design across the globe, so this attempt was taken to spread awareness among people about the trademark.

So the blue border pattern is a distinctive symbolic identity of Missionaries of Charity under the concept of colour trade mark protection. .

The exclusive right of use of the said blue pattern on white saris adopted by the Missionaries of Charity is unique and is the first time ever that a uniform has been protected under the Intellectual Property rights.

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