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Geographical denominations and appellations of origin
Designations of origin/geographical indications database
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Designation of origin is the name of an area, place or country ('territory') used to designate goods originating in that territory, where the quality or characteristics of those goods are exclusively or predominantly due to a specific geographical environment with its characteristic natural and human factors, and where the production, processing and preparation of such goods takes place in a defined territory; traditional geographical or non-geographical indications for goods originating in the defined territory shall also be considered as designations of origin for agricultural products or foodstuffs, provided that such goods meet the other conditions laid down in this provision.
A geographical indication shall be the name of the territory used to designate goods originating in that territory, provided that such goods have a certain quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that geographical origin, and where the production or processing or preparation of such goods takes place in a defined territory.
An overview of legislation related to designations of origin and geographical indications can be found in the Legislation section.