Categories of reserved designations provided for in Québec


It is important to understand that different official indications (AO, PGI, etc.) are used primarily to determine the elements on which the product’s recognition will be based, i.e. how the product and its designation are authentic.

A product’s designation or name may be widely recognized. For example, the “Champagne” name is recognized around the world. This type of designation (PDO) is only a tool to protect its name: Champagne.

Regardless of the products in question, a reserved designation system can be adapted to protect designations and authenticity.