Luedeka Neely is proud to represent the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano, a consortium of Italian cheese producers that is responsible for promoting and protecting the world-famous PARMIGIANO REGGIANO name.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, often called the “King of Cheeses,” is a highly regarded variety of hard and grating cheese that is produced exclusively in select regions of Italy with only the finest and natural ingredients (cow’s milk, salt and calf rennet) and according to very specific production standards. To ensure the highest quality cheese and a consistent, delicious flavor, only cheese meeting these standards may be marked with PARMIGIANO REGGIANO.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is enjoyed throughout the U.S., Europe and around the world. Due to its worldwide fame, the PARMIGIANO REGGIANO name is protected on a global scale. In Europe, the PARMIGIANO REGGIANO name is a “protected designation of origin” (PDO), a specialized type of geographical indication (GI) that indicates that the cheese originates from a particular location (i.e., the Parma/Reggio Emilia zone of Italy), complies with certain production standards and has particular qualities resulting from the geographical environment of its origination. In the U.S., the PARMIGIANO REGGIANO name is registered as a “certification mark,” which certifies that the cheese bearing such name possesses those same qualities and meets those same origin and production standards.

Luedeka Neely has the distinction of being the only U.S.-based intellectual property law firm that is recognized as a “GI Specialized Law Firm” by the Organization for International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn), a global organization of over 400 producers and GI-related institutions ( For more information about our client, the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano, please visit For more information about trademarks, certification marks and other IP services offered by Luedeka Neely, please visit us our trademarks page.

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