Registration of Georgian National Wine Brands in USA
Georgia has completed the first stage of registration of appellations of origin of Georgian wines in the United States of America. In particular, the United States Patent and trademark Office has already issued titles of protection in the name of Georgia for 12 appellations of Georgian wines. These are: “Khvanchkara”, “Kindzmarauli”, “Tsinandali”, “Akhasheni”, “Qvareli”, “Manavi”, “Teliani”, “Gurjaani”, “Kakhuri”, “Mukuzani”, “Tvishi”, “Vazisubani”.
The registration process for the remaining 6 appellations will be completed in the near future. By the registration, the state of Georgia acquires an exclusive right to determine the persons authorized to use appellations of origin of Georgian wines on the territory of USA and to prohibit the facts of illegal use of appellations. In connection with these issues, the delegation of Sakpatenti, headed by its Chairman Irakli Ghvaladze, during the visit in the USA, also had a meeting at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).