Protected Designations of Origin and Geographical Indications
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What is Protected Designation of Origin and Geographical Indication?
Designation of origin of products and geographical indication of products are exclusively a verbal indications for the product (agricultural products, food, wine, spirits, aromatised wine products, "non-agri" products).

The designation of origin of product is a name of certain location, area or, in exceptional cases, of a country, which is used for designation of products comming from such location, area or country, provided that the quality or features of such product are solely or substantially influenced by geographical location and its characteristic natural or human conditions and its production, processing or preparation is organised solely within specified location, area or country.

Geographical indication of product is a name of certain location, area or, in exceptional cases, of country, which is used for designation of products comming from such location, area or country, provided that such product has specific quality, reputation or characteristic features which may be attributed to such location, area or country and its production, processing or preparation is organised within the specified location, area or country.

Agricultural products, food, wine, spirits, aromatised wine products can only be protected at EU level or by international protection through the Geneva Act, but not at national SK level. "Non-agri" products (mineral waters, handicrafts and other products) can be protected at national level and by international protection through the Lisbon Convention, but not at EU level.

How to get it?
Registration of designation of origin or of geographical indication is subject to application, which must contain request for registration of designation of origin or of geographical indication and must be made by a prescribed form. Term of protection is for an indefinite period.

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      • processing of applications, filing of applications and representation before the Industrial Property Office
      • registration of European designations of origin and geographical indications
      • searches 
      • preparation of petitions for cancellation of registration 
      • dispute agenda and other...

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