The coveted legal protection of food produced in various European Union regions, called geographical indications, will remain intact after Brexit. This is a priority for the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

“Common priority is to ensure an orderly exit of Britain to protect citizens’ rights, EU investments in regional projects, and geographical indications which are the strength of our agriculture,” Barnier said on Twitter after a meeting with Italy’s foreign affairs minister Enzo Moavero on September 18.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, the legal protection of food trademarks is important to Italy, which is home to various traditional specialties like Parma ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and several wines.