Trade mark number: 
At the time of filing, this trade mark was owned by the European Union – a unique union between 28 European countries that fosters economic and political cooperation throughout Europe.

The rules governing use of this trade mark relate to use of a name as a “designation of origin”. The trade mark certifies that products identified by the name and symbol “designation of origin” have the following three main characteristics:

  • They originate in a specific place, region or, in exceptional cases, a country;
  • Their quality or other characteristic is essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment; and
  • The production steps all take place in the defined geographical area.
Certification rules: 
1728235_180525_rules.pdf PDF in PDF format [827.05 KB]