Registration procedure in Croatia

The protection of geographical indications under intellectual property shall be granted under a relevant registration procedure for indications carried out by the competent body. In addition to defining the geographical environment to which it refers, under a request for the registration the specific quality and characteristics resulting from the designated origin shall be specified in detail.

In the Republic of Croatia the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin has been provided for under the Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services and the Act on Foodstuffs and Act on Wine.

The proceedings on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for foodstuffs (food) and wine is carried on at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in compliance with the Act on Foodstuffs and Act on Wine and respective implementing regulations.

The State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia is competent to carry on procedures of other products and services in compliance with the Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services and Regulations on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services.

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