Registration of a Place of Origin of Goods
Modern or historical, official or unofficial, full or abbreviated name of the country, urban or rural settlement, locality or another geographic object, and the designation, derivative of such name may be registered as designation of origin of goods.
For registration of such geographical indications, they must earn a reputation with consumers as a place in which a product is produced which has certain reputation because of its properties (taste, appearance, etc.) and associated with the geographical location of the production place.
The pre-requisite condition for registration of a geographical indication is a conclusion issued by an authorized body (Ministry of Agriculture or Ministry of Industry and Trade) confirming the existence of product specific properties associated with a geographic name and filed to the Federal Service for intellectual property.