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Geographical Indications

Geographic indications are provided with specific geographical origin and qualities which can be symbolized with signs on goods regarding its reputation or characteristics including the name of the origin place. The place where agricultural products are made and the local factors –including climate and soil- of it has a wide impact on the qualities of the product. The conditions for recognizing a sign as a geographical indication are specified by the national law. The indications can be used for a broad array of products such as agricultural, natural or manufactured.
Geographical indication can also be formed from appellation of origin which comprises of geographical name or traditional factors due to the specific quality and characteristics arising from the environmental area of the production. The general concept of the geographical indications inholds the appellation of origin. 

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