Industrial Property Office

Geographical denominations and appellations of origin


Appellation of origin is the name of a region, a specific place or a country (hereinafter referred to as region) used for goods originating in that region, whose quality or other characteristics are essentially or exclusively given by a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors and whose processing, production and preparation takes place in a delimited geographical region. Traditional geographical and non-geographical appellations are also considered as appellations of origin of agricultural products of foodstuff, provided that such goods fulfill other conditions according to this regulation.

Protected geographical indication is the name of a region used for products originating in that region, provided that it has a certain quality, reputation or other characteristics which may be attributed to that geographical origin and whose processing or production or preparation take place in a delimited geographical region.

Last modified on – 2012-05-21 13:56