Even in Latin, you have to leave to find the etymological origin of the word denomination that now concerns us. There we discovered that it is a term that comes from the word "denominatio", which was the process by which a person was given a name in order to identify it. It also applied to the action that was done, in the same way, with an object.
"Denominatio" is made up of three clearly defined parts: the prefix "de", which indicates a top-down direction; the noun “nomen”, which can be translated as “name”, and finally the suffix that indicates action and effect.
The denomination is the Title , he first name or the nickname that allows to distinguish a person or one thing When naming an object, a term is attributed to it that makes it possible to identify with others. For example: “The German manufacturer has announced the name of its new car: Solertum”, “The name of the championship surprised the participating clubs”, "The new owners intend to change the name of the theater".
Most things have a denomination so that people can identify them and recognize them . It should be noted that the denomination can work at different levels. Gibson Les Paul is the name of an electric guitar model manufactured by Gibson : However, a musician can give a more specific name to a guitar of this model and baptize it as "Paulina" .
In some cases, the official denomination Something differs from the most used denomination. Fans to soccer they refer to the most important tournament organized by the South American Football Confederation as Liberators Cup , although its official name varies according to the main sponsor. Thus, the cup has been called, at different times, as Toyota Libertadores Cup or Santander Libertadores Cup .
It is known as Appellation of origin or Protected Designation of Origin , on the other hand, to an official denomination that is assigned to certain products as a guarantee of its origin and its quality. He sherry came , he Huelva ham and the Chilean pisco are some products with Appellation of origin .
It is important to know that for a product to be framed within a specific designation of origin, it must meet a series of fundamental requirements such as the following:
• It is vital that the process of production, transformation and elaboration thereof take place within what would be the geographical scope of the aforementioned quality standard.
• It is necessary that the producers of the article commit themselves, in the same way, to all the controls and certification processes that are established and determined by the regulatory councils.
• It is also essential that the product in question complies with a series of characteristics in terms of properties or quality.
That the consumer can clearly identify the product that he acquires or that has all the certainty that the article in question has a degree of differentiation and quality superior to the rest is what is pursued, among other things, with the implementation of the Designations of origin.
In some cases, the Appellation of origin It is confused with the common name of the product. That happens with the Roquefort cheese , whose generic name should be blue cheese .