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Geographical Indications
15. Please give the definition of a geographical indication in your legislation.
The Trademarks Law does not contain a definition of geographical indication as such. However, all sorts of names, including geographical indications, are considered as trademarks if they are used to distinguish goods or services with regard to their production, selection or commercialisation. The explicit exclusion of geographical indications, which lead to confusing the public with regard to the origin of the concerned goods or services, confirms that the Trademarks Law covers the geographical indications as referred to in the TRIPS Agreement.