Geographical Indications

Geographical indications are marks used on products that have a specific geographic origin and have attributes or reputations based on that origin. The sign must identify that the product is from a particular location.
In addition, the quality, characteristics, or reputation of a product must be essential to its origin. Since quality depends on the geographical place of origin, there is a clear link between the product and the place of origin.

Geographical indications allow anyone to prevent the use of indications by third parties whose products do not comply with applicable standards.