Registration of appellation of origin of goods
The appellation of origin of goods is a designation that represents the name of a geographical object or a designation derived from such a name, which has become known in relation to a product characteristic of a given geographical area and having certain distinctive properties.
In other words, this word or phrase formed from the name of a geographical object and associated, due to its uniqueness, with a certain product (for example, "Khokhloma" - wood products, "Gzhel" - ceramic products, "Tula gingerbread" - gingerbread cookies, "Mineral water "Essentuki" - healing water, "Abkhaz adjika" - hot seasoning, "Abkhaz mandarins" - citrus fruits from Abkhazia).
By default, all appellations of origin of goods belong to our state. To use the appellation of origin of goods, you must register it.
In order to register the name of the place of origin of goods, you need to be located in a geographical object, the name of which appears in the appellation of origin of goods, and produce a product that has unique properties that are unique to this product.
The application for registration of appellation of origin of goods must be accompanied by the conclusion of the competent authority that your product has all the exceptional properties that characterize this particular product. Instead of you, we can correspond with the competent authority to obtain a conclusion for you.
As the owner of the right to use the appellation of origin of goods, there can be both an individual and a legal entity. For one appellation of origin of goods, several certificates for the right to use to different persons can be provided.
The owner of the appellation of origin of goods may register a trademark, which will include the name of the place of origin of the goods, but as an unprotected element.
In order not to waste time and not to understand all the nuances of the law, you can use the services of our lawyers who know all the details of registration. We will help you to competently go through the entire procedure, starting with the application and ending with obtaining a certificate.
The validity period of registration of rights to appellation of origin of goods is five years from the filing date of the application, with the subsequent possibility of renewal every five years.