Designation of Origin

The subject of denomination of origin has become increasingly important in the context of agri- food policy in Italy. The Firm deals with the protection of designations of origin, assisting some of the best-known Italian protection consortia.
The subject of denomination of origin has become increasingly important in the context of agri- food policy in Italy. The Firm deals with the protection of designations of origin, assisting some of the best-known Italian protection consortia.
  • What is a designation of origin?

    A designation of origin is a geographical indication that identifies a product as originating in a certain region or place. It is closely linked to the geographical, climatic, and traditional characteristics of the place of production.

  • What advantages does a designation of origin offer?

    Registering a denomination of origin offers numerous advantages including, in particular, guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of the product, protecting local producers from imitations and counterfeits, and providing a guarantee of origin and tradition.

  • How can I register a designation of origin?

    In general terms, the process is similar to that for other industrial property rights such as patents and trademarks. In fact, an application for registration is filed with the relevant offices, which will determine its validity and merits. Subsequently, the application for registration of the designation of origin will be published to allow other interested parties to file any oppositions or objections within a specified time. If there are no valid objections, the designation of origin will be officially registered, and it will be possible to obtain protection rights over it. Then, the company will be able to use the designation of origin and take legal action against those who use it improperly or counterfeit it.

  • How can we support you in managing designations of origin?

    The Firm's professionals accompany their clients through the entire registration process. In addition, they formulate and propose a strategy for the management and protection of designations, including conducting preliminary research. In addition, the Firm supports its clients in monitoring names in cases of misuse and/or counterfeiting, and in handling any related litigation.