Registration of appellations of origin opens producers to additional possibilities in marketing of the goods, since such registration can be a sign of high quality and reputation of the goods.
One peculiarity of the right to an appellation of origin is the fact that it is not exclusive: that is, several different persons or companies can simultaneously have the same rights to use the name for their goods. However, all these persons or companies will have to prove that they are genuine producers of unique goods on the same territory. An association of manufacturers as a separate organization dedicated to protection of the appellation of origin can also be a sole owner of the registration.
It is possible to obtain protection for appellations of origin and geographic indications not only in the country of origin, but also abroad. Usually, in this case it will be necessary to provide documentary proof of the existing rights in the country of origin. An international application under the Lisbon System is also a handy registration tool, available in 43 jurisdictions, which cover up to 72 countries.
In the process of registration there may be issues arising due to different legislative requirements for processing and protecting appellations of origin in different countries. PATENTICA is always ready to consider any minute details and find the right strategy to obtain registration in order to protect the owner’s rights.
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