International Geographical Indication Mobilization

15 Ocak 2023

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has applied for registration to the European Commission for 10 geographically indicated products.

With the completion of the processes, 10 more known and loved flavors in various regions of Turkey will have received international registration.

Ayas Tomato, Bingol Honey, Bursa Peach, Ezine Cheese, Hüyük Strawberry, Isparta Rose Oil, Kilis Olive Oil, Manisa Mesir Paste, Rize Tea and Urla Artichoke… All these flavors of Turkey will be taken under effective international protection.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa VARANK stated that they started an international geographical indication mobilization and said, "We will increase the number of geographical indications to 100 in the EU." said. Noting that the number of registered geographical indications in Turkey has exceeded 1,300, Minister VARANK said that there are 8 products registered in the name of Turkey in the EU, and the number will rise to 9 with the Antakya Künefe, the processes of which are still ongoing.

In accordance with the EU Regulation, geographical indication applications can be made directly by the organizations registered at the national level on behalf of producer groups, as well as through TÜRKPATENT.

TÜRKPATENT made a collective geographical indication application to the European Union Commission on January 5 for 10 geographical indication products for which the preparations were completed in the last months of 2022. With these 10 applications, the number of applications whose proceedings are ongoing in the EU has increased to 42.

The 8 products that were registered from the EU before are as follows: Antep Baklava, Aydın Fig, Aydın Chestnut, Bayramiç White, Giresun Chubby Hazelnut, Malatya Apricot, Milas Olive Oil and Taşköprü Garlic.


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