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Follow-up question: Please explain how the provisions of Article 7 ensure that the terminology used as a geographical indication relates to the geographical area where the goods originate. Alternatively, explain whether or not a name unrelated to the way a geographical area is commonly known can be used as part of the geographical indication.
Article 7, on which the follow-up question from the European Communities is based, refers to "geographical indications" as defined in Article 4 of Chapter III of Law No. 25.163. The Article in question states that a geographical indication is the name which identifies a product as originating in a defined region, locality or area of production in the national territory, which is no larger than a recognized province or interprovincial zone. The five paragraphs of Article 7 describe the elements that must be included in the reports, explanatory material and/or studies designed to obtain recognition of a "geographical indication".