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Under the Law of Georgia "On Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications of Goods”, the basis for the protection of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Georgia is their registration at Sakpatenti or an interstate agreement.

By January 1, 2008, 18 appellations of Georgian wines were registered in the State Register.

http://sakpatenti.org.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=236

 

Under the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, the following appellations of Georgian wines were submitted for registration to the International Bureau on January 3, 2007, and were recorded in the International Register on January 10: "Vazisubani” (Reg. N 871), "Kardenakhi” (Reg.N 872), "Tibaani” (Reg.N 873), "Manavi” (Reg. N 874), "Tvishi” (Reg.N 875), "Qvareli” (Reg.N 876), "Atenuri” (Reg.N 877), "Sviri” (Reg.N 878), "Kotekhi” (Reg.N 879) and "Kakheti” (Reg.N 880).

 

On December 13, 2011,  13 Geographical indications were registered.

http://sakpatenti.org.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=322

 

on April 1, 2012, “Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on Protection of Geographical Indications of Agricultural Products and Food Stuffs” entered into force. The aim of the agreement is to protect Geographical indications and appellations of origin registered in Georgia on the territory of EU member states.  According to the agreement 18 appellation of origins of Georgian wine are protected in EU. Namely, “Akhasheni”, “Atenuri”, “Gurjaani”, “Kakheti (Kakhuri)”, “Kardenakhi”, “Khvanchkara”, “Kotekhi”, “Kindzmarauli”, “Kvareli”, “Manavi”,” Mukuzani”, “Napareuli”, “Sviri”, “Teliani”, “Tibaani”, “Tsinandali”, “Tvishi”, “Vazisubani”.

Currently additional 13 geographical indications, registered in Georgia are submitted to the EU in order to extend protection on its territory.

On the other hand, Georgia protects more than 3000 appellations registered on the territories of EU member states. Within the agreement Georgia is obliged to suppress misuse of above mentioned geographical indications, which will consequently result in sustainment of high quality of Georgian products and protection from falsification. According to the agreement, countries may extend protection on the new geographical indications, which is very important as Georgia continues registration of geographical indications and appellations of origin.

http://ec.europa.eu/world/agreements/downloadFile.do?fullText=yes&treatyTransId=14682

http://ec.europa.eu/world/agreements/downloadFile.do?loadViewFilesPage=loadAllFiles&treatyTransId=14682


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