Article 4 of the Law establishes that, if an international agreement of Ukraine, a consent to be bound by which is given by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, lays down rules other than the ones provided for by this Law, the rules of such international agreement shall apply.
On September 1, 2017, the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their member states, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, signed on March 21, 2014 and June 27, 2014, in Brussels and ratified by the Law of Ukraine 1678-VII of September 16, 2014, (further – the Association Agreement), entered into full force and effect.
According to the Association Agreement, Ukraine undertook to ensure the legal protection of geographical indications for the agricultural products and foodstuffs of the EU listed in Annex XXII-C to this Agreement and the geographical indications for EU wines, aromatized wines and spirit drinks listed in Annex XXII-D to this Agreement.
In compliance with the provisions of Article 202 (3) of the Association Agreement, as of January 1, 2016, the information on the EU geographical indications listed in the annexes to the Association Agreement, have been included in the Ukraine State Register containing the names of places of origin and geographical indications of origin of goods and the rights to use registered qualified indications of origin of goods (further – the State Register).
Since November 7, 2007, the Agreement between Ukraine and Georgia on mutual legal protection of geographical indications for wines, spirit drinks and mineral waters signed on March 1, 2007, has been in force on the territory of Ukraine.
According to this Agreement Ukraine ensures legal protection of geographical indications of wines, spirit drinks and mineral waters originating from the territory of Georgia. Since October 12, 2015, as much as 22 geographical indications of Georgia have been included in the State Register.