Reapply for or change the commercial designation in the register for fisheries and aquaculture Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you wish to apply for a new commercial designation for fishery and aquaculture products, you may do so.

The register of commercial designations for fishery and aquaculture products lists all commercial designations permitted in Germany. There is a separate list for trade descriptions that have not yet been finally included in this register.

If you wish to apply for a new trade description, please note the following:

  • You should only apply for a trade name for one species at a time (species specific such as "Clupea harengus").
  • If a trade name already applies to another species or genus, that name usually cannot be assigned.
  • You do not need a trade description for fish, crustaceans and molluscs that have been prepared or preserved and are imported under CN code 1604 or 1605 respectively.

Further information on the allocation of trade descriptions can be found on the website of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE).
If you wish to have a supplementary designation to an already existing trade description, please apply for a new trade description.


All lists can be viewed and downloaded from the BLE website.

  • reasons why the proposed name should be given
  • where appropriate, visual material and other supporting documents

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no








Related Links

  • Antrag auf eine Handelsbezeichnung für Fischereiprodukte

Preconditions

They must be operators, i.e. they must commercially market fishery or aquaculture products.

  • place on the market
  • move within the Community,
  • import or
  • export.

Note: Associations of the fishing industry are not eligible to apply.

Related Links

  • Gesetz zur Durchführung der Rechtsakte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft über die Etikettierung von Fischen und Fischereierzeugnissen (Fischetikettierungsgesetz - FischEtikettG)
  • Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1379/2013 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 11. Dezember 2013 über die gemeinsame Marktorganisation für Erzeugnisse der Fischerei und der Aquakultur
  • Verordnung zur Durchführung des Fischetikettierungsgesetzes (Fischetikettierungsverordnung - FischEtikettV)

Related Links

  • Merkblatt der BLE zum Antrag auf eine Handelsbezeichnung auf der Internetseite der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
  • Informationen zur Fischetikettierung auf der Internetseite der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
  • Verzeichnis der Handelsbezeichnungen auf der Internetseite der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
  • Vorläufige Handelsbezeichnungen auf der Internetseite der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

You must apply for the registration of a new trade name in writing.

  • You can apply for the trade designation on the BLE website via the link "Online application". Simply follow the instructions in the form and complete any missing information.
  • You will receive a notification that your application has been received. The BLE will also point out any missing information.
  • The BLE will process your application and then inform you of the result.
  • If a new trade name is recognised, the announcement will be made in the Federal Gazette.

Responsible for the content
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Last update or date of publication
19.10.2021