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What is a geographical name?

-Geographical indication is a geographical name of the country, region or place marking the product whose quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to the geographical origin.

-Geographical indication of a product can be protected only if the production and / or processing and / or preparation of the product take place in the place of origin.

-Geographical names that do not qualify for protection as a designation of origin can be protected as geographical indications.

Last updated 03.09.2013