Within the scope of the project carried out by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM), Turkish Laurel was registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT) and was entitled to receive a geographical indication.
In a written statement from OGM, it was emphasized that laurel creates an important employment resource in rural areas. It was also noted that laurel, which has become one of the main livelihoods of forest villagers in many cities in the Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions, is a source of income especially for housewives.
Within the scope of the project carried out under the auspices of OGM, Turkish Laurel was registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT) and was entitled to receive a geographical indication.
“THE FIRST TIME A PRODUCT WAS REGISTERED WITH THE TURKISH CLAUSE”
Noting that 90 percent of the world’s laurel needs are met by Turkey, Forestry General Director Bekir Karacabey said, “We have taken an important step to introduce laurel, which is used extensively in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries, to the world as a Turkish brand. The laurel plant grown in our country has been promoted by TÜRKPATENT with the initiatives of our directorate.”
“Turkish Laurel has been registered with the geographical indication of origin on behalf of OGM. Thus, according to the new Geographical Indication Law, a product has been registered with the Turkish inscription for the first time. Now, Turkish Laurel is a European passenger. If we successfully overcome this process, Turkish Laurel will be able to take a more active place in the global market,” Karacabey added…