Geographical Indications

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geographical indication, or GI, is a designation used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that location. Most often, a geographical indication consists of the name of the place of origin of the goods. 

An application to register a geographical indication has to minimally fulfill the following criteria:

  • The application is filed by a person who has an entitlement to file
  • The indication falls within the meaning of “geographical indication”
  • The geographical indication identifies goods that fall within any of the prescribed categories of goods
  • The geographical indication is protected in its country or territory of origin
  • The geographical indication is not contrary to public policy or morality
  • The geographical indication is not identical to the common name of any goods in Turkey
  • The geographical indication does not contain the name of a plant variety or an animal breed such that it is likely to mislead the consumer as to the true origin of the product
  • The geographical indication is not identical with or similar to, and has the same geographical origin as, an earlier geographical indication
  • The geographical indication is not identical with or similar to an earlier trade mark

Once a geographical indication is registered, it will be protected for 10 years. The registration may be renewed upon its expiry.

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