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August 22, 2014
Approval of the national symbols associated with protected geographical indications, protected appellations of origin and guaranteed traditional products in Moldova

The Law No. 101 of 12.06.2014 on Approval of the National Symbols Associated with Protected Geographical Indications, Protected Appellations of Origin and Guaranteed Traditional Products entered into force in Moldova on July 25, 2014.

With said Law there have been approved the national symbols associated with protected geographical indications, protected appellations of origin and guaranteed traditional products as well as the Regulation on the use of these symbols.

The symbols can be found at the following link.

According to the Regulation on usage of national symbols associated with protected geographical indications, protected appellations of origin and guaranteed traditional products the national symbols can be used free of charge only by natural or legal persons holding the right to use a protected geographical indication or a protected appellation of origin or by natural or legal persons that meet the technical requirements established for guaranteed traditional products. The symbols can be applied on products, labels and/or packaging materials, they can also be used in advertising or in accompanying documents, provided that the products concerned conform to the provisions of the technical requirements.

It is worth mentioning that the national symbols approved by Law No. 101 were selected by the National Commission on the outcome of National Contest for the creation of national symbols associated with protected geographical indications, protected appellations of origin and guaranteed traditional products organized by the Government in July, 2011.


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