Protecting our product.
As a Protected Designation of Origin, Jabugo is an intellectual property right recognised by the European Union, meaning that it is protected within the European Union and its Member States.
The regulatory council of the PDO Jabugo has designed and is implementing a strategy to protect the interests of registered companies and consumers. Misuse of PDO Jabugo may be considered an administrative, civil or criminal offence.
Any direct or indirect commercial use of a registered name in respect of products not covered by the registration where those products are comparable to the products registered under that name or where using the name exploits the reputation of the protected name, including when those products are used as an ingredient.
Any misuse, imitation or evocation, even if the true origin of the products or services is indicated or if the protected name is translated or accompanied by an expression such as “style”, “type”, “method”, “as produced in”, “imitation” or similar, including when those products are used as an ingredient.
Any other false or misleading indication as to the provenance, origin, nature or essential qualities of the product that is used on the inner or outer packaging, advertising material or documents relating to the product concerned, and the packing of the product in a container liable to convey a false impression as to its origin.
Any other practice liable to mislead the consumer as to the true origin of the product.
Additionally, the protected geographical scope will expand as the European Union and third countries (Canada, Japan, etc.) sign trade agreements, although in this case the limits of protection will be in line with each of the agreements adopted.