Borjomi mineral water registered in the US
Wednesday, September 11Georgia has completed registration procedures of the appellation of origin of Georgian mineral water Borjomi in the United States. In accordance with the US law, Borjomi was registered as a certification mark in the name of Sakpatenti, Georgia's governmental patent agency. Appropriate Certificate of Registration of Borjomi was issued, Sakpatenti's official site reports.
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already issued registration certificates for the following 12 appellations of origin of Georgian wines: Khvanchkara, Kinzmarauli, Tsinandali, Akhasheni, Kvareli, Manavi, Teliani, Gurjaani, Kakhuri, Mukuzani, Tvishi, Vazisubani.
By virtue of this registration Georgia will have an exclusive right on the Georgian appellations of origin, determine the authorized entities that may lawfully use them as well as forbid the misuse of the given certification mark in the US. (Hvino News)