Turkey seeks trade mark for its coffee
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish coffee owes its authenticity to a specific making method of fine-grained Arabica coffee beans.Turkish coffee is set to receive its own geographical trademark in six months. The application, made by Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, a leading Turkish coffee brand, will be accepted if there are no objections to the Turkish Patent Institute (TPE) by March 4.
The demand was published on the Official Gazette yesterday.
A geographical trademark helps support the development of regional and national products.
At the same time, it helps safeguard the products from losing their specific characteristics and helps promote the products, while allowing producers to benefit economically from the products’ reputation.
It also ensures consumers are provided with the expected level of quality.