Geographical indications (GIs) are signs (most usually proper names) which identify a good as originating in the territory of a particular country, or a region or locality in that country, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. It is a separate type of intellectual property.Geographic indications are registered as a name of origin or geographic indication according to the characteristics. There are two terms in the Law under the concept of geographical indication;
(1) Names that are traditionally used to designate products which fulfil the conditions stated in the first paragraph of this Article, which are used in daily language and do not contain a geographical name may also be considered as appellation of origin or designation of origin even if those names do not include a geographical name.
(2) Names that are not considered as appellation of origin or designation of origin but are proven to have been traditionally used in the relevant market for at least thirty years to desribe the product and fulfil at least one of the following conditions, shall be identified as traditional speciality guaranteed:
a) Originating from traditional method of production or processing or traditional composition.
b) Produced with traditional raw material or ingredients.