Geographical indications – Luxembourg
A geographical indication is a distinctive sign used to identify a product as originating in the territory of a particular country, region or locality where its quality, reputation or other characteristic is linked to its geographical origin.
In alignment with the relevant EU policy, Luxembourg protects the geographical indication for agricultural goods. The "Marque nationale" is an official quality mark in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This label, awarded under the control of the State, for agricultural, horticultural and vine products, is the guarantee of a higher quality of a Luxembourg product. There are currently eight types of products "Marque nationale":
- spirit drinks
- sparkling wine
There is currently no national protection for non-agricultural goods.
Implementing Grand Ducal regulations are defining the conditions of production, processing, and marketing, ensuring inter alia respect for the environment and/or animal welfare. The implementing regulations can be found linked to the mentioned law for the following goods: butter, spirit, honey, pigmeat, ham, wine, sparkling wine and cremant.
- Agricultural portal Luxembourg
- Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection
- National Wine Institute
Institut Viti-Vinicole (IVV)
8 rue Nic Kieffer
Tel.: (+352) 236121
Fax.: (+352) 23612612
- Administration of technical services for agriculture
Administration des Services techniques de l'Agriculture (ASTA)
16 route d'Esch
Tel.: (+352) 4571721
Fax.: (+352) 457172341