Registered Geographical Indications

Designations of origin can be registered for agricultural products and foodstuffs of special quality to enable their identification in commerce. If the preparation, the processing and the production of a product take place in a certain region, a protected designation of origin (PDO) can be registered for the product. If only one of these steps takes place in this region, a protected geographical indication (PGI) can be assigned.

The EU Regulation 1151/2012 also allows the registration of names as Traditional Specialties Guaranteed (TSG) which designate not the geographic origin, but a traditional composition or a traditional manufacturing process of a certain food product.

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