On February 12, 2019, a constituent conference of the Association of Kherson watermelon producers was held, whose members decided to submit documents for state registration of the product as a geographical indication.

Thus, seven founding organizations representing melon growing, export activities, and research and development decided to obtain legal protection as indications of origin of goods for the watermelons from the southern region of Ukraine.

It should be recalled, that nowadays there is a discussion about the choice of the new name for the cognac produced in Ukraine.