All criteria set out in Section 1 of the Law No. 159/1973 Coll. are taken into consideration in the procedure for the registration of an appellation of origin. See also the reply to question 8 above and to question 23 below.
[Answer 8: According to Section 1 of the Law No. 159/1973 Coll., appellation of origin of products means the geographical name of a country, region or locality which has come to be generally known to designate a product originating therein the quality and characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors. Agricultural and natural products, in addition to products of handicraft or industry, are considered to be products for the purposes of this Law.]
[Answer 23: According to Section 2 of the Order No. 160/1973 Coll., the application shall state: (a) the name and head office, or the given name, family name and domicile of the applicant and his nationality; (b) where the applicant is represented by an agent, the name and head office, or the given name, family name and domicile of the agent; (c) the name and head office of the undertaking or factory in the locality whose geographical name constitutes the appellation of origin; (d) the name of the appellation of origin; (e) the country, region or locality in which the product originates; (f) the products to which the appellation of origin applies; (g) the quality and characteristics of the said products. According to Section 3 of this Order the application shall be accompanied by: (a) a document attesting to the name of the applicant and the nature of his activity; (b) a declaration by the competent central authority or a declaration by the competent regional authority, concerning the appellation of origin and the products to which the appellation relates; (c) a receipt showing that the administrative fee has been paid. If the application is filed by a foreign legal entity or natural person, the applicant shall, in lieu of the above mentioned declaration, submit a certificate whereby the appellation of origin is recognized in the country of origin, issued in the name of the applicant.]