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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 12Subpart A → §12.3


Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
PART 12—FOREIGN NONGENERIC NAMES OF GEOGRAPHIC SIGNIFICANCE USED IN THE DESIGNATION OF WINES
Subpart A—General Provisions


§12.3   Procedure for recognition of foreign distinctive designations.

(a) Procedure. Under the provisions of 27 CFR 70.701(c), the Administrator may approve petitions requesting TTB recognition of names of geographic significance which are the distinctive designations of specific wines under §4.24(c) of this chapter.

(b) Format. A petition shall be in the form of a letterhead application requesting that TTB recognize the distinctive wine designation listed in their petition. The petition should present evidence to support a finding that the geographic designation is known to the U.S. consumer and trade as the designation of a specific wine of a particular place or region, distinguishable from all other wines. All background material and supporting data submitted will be made part of the application and will be considered in the review process.

[T.D. ATF-296, 55 FR 17967, Apr. 30, 1990, as amended by T.D. ATF-463, 66 FR 42733, Aug. 15, 2001]

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