An appellation of origin of goods for which legal protection is granted is a designation which represents or contains the modern or historical, official or unofficial, full or abbreviated name of a country, urban or rural settlement, locality or other geographical object, as well as a designation derived from such name and which became known as a result of its use in respect of goods whose special properties are exclusively or mainly determined by the characteristic of.
A designation which, although representing or containing the name of the geographical object, but which has come into general use in the Russian Federation as a designation of goods of a certain type not associated with the place of its production, shall not be recognized as an appellation of origin of goods.— Civil Code of the Russian Federation Article 1516. Name of the place of origin of goods
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