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Geographical indications - introduction

ikonka do wstępnych informacji o oznaczeniach geograficznych

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.

Geographical indications are protected in different countries and regional systems through a wide variety of approaches. These approaches have been developed in accordance with different legal traditions and within a framework of individual historical and economic conditions. A number of international treaties deal partly or entirely with the protection of geographical indications or appellations of origin.

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