Legal protection of an appellation of origin in the Republic of Tajikistan shall originate from its state registration in accordance with the procedure prescribed by this Law or by virtue of international legal acts recognized by the Republic of Tajikistan.

An appellation of origin may be registered jointly by one or more natural persons or legal entities. A person who has registered an appellation of origin shall be entitled to use the same if the goods produced by such person meet the requirements set out in this Law.

The right to use the same appellation of origin may be granted to any natural person or legal entity located in the same geographical object and producing goods with the same basic properties.

The registration of an appellation of origin shall be valid indefinitely.