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Apply for or change the trade name in the list of fisheries and aquaculture


The list of trade names for fishery and aquaculture products lists all trade names permitted in Germany. There is a separate list for trade names which have not yet been definitively included in this list.

If you wish to apply for a new trade name, 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 is already valid for another species or genus, this name can usually no longer be assigned.
  • They need not include a trade name for fish, crustaceans and molluscs which have been prepared or preserved and imported under CN codes 1604 and 1605 respectively.

Further information on the allocation of trade names can be found on the website of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).
If you would like a supplementary trade name to an existing trade name, please apply for a new trade name.

All lists can be viewed on the BLE website and are available for download.

They must be market participants or market participants, i.e. commercial products of fisheries or aquaculture

  • place on the market,
  • intra-Community,
  • or
  • execute.

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

  • Justification why the proposed name should be given
  • where applicable, photographic material and other evidence

There are no costs for you.

You must submit the application at least 6 weeks before the intended use of the trade name.

The processing time is usually 6 weeks.

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

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

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

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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