What is a Geographical Indication

What is a Geographical Indication (GI)

A Geographical Indication (GI) is an official sign of quality and identification of origin that protects geographical denominations against fraudulent use and gives consumers information about the origin of a product that has a link or a specificity related to this origin.

Until now, only agricultural products could benefit from the protection of Geographical Indications through Protected Geographical Indications (PGI). The Consumer Law dated 17 March 2014 allows from now on the creation, recognition and protection, after the approval by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), of Geographical Indications for manufactured products.

The Limoges porcelain is one of the first products manufactured in France to obtain this official sign.

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