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CHAMPAGNOLA – Another win for Protected Designation of Origin against evocation with respect to non-comparable goods and services

CHAMPAGNOLA – Another win for Protected Designation of Origin against evocation with respect to non-comparable goods and services

On 17 April, the Board of Appeal of the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) issued an important decision clarifying the extent of evocation in relation to a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). In this decision, the Board of Appeal upheld the Comité Champagne initial opposition and stated that the contested EUTM application CHAMPAGNOLA must be rejected for all the goods … Read the rest

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The 9 key points for the launch of your online wine sales site

The 9 key points for the launch of your online wine sales site

In these times of confinement, many operators in the wine sector are studying the possibility of developing their own e-commerce site to sell their wines, faced with the disruption of traditional physical outlets (restaurants, wine merchants, etc.). In order to help you take the step in the best conditions, here are the 9 key points that will require particular vigilance.… Read the rest

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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (3/3) – Third and last stop: journey into unknown lands!

A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (3/3) – Third and last stop: journey into unknown lands!

Thank you for joining us for the last part of our journey to discover the different degrees of protection of the geographical indications (GIs) of spirit drinks within European Union (EU).

As you sure remember, the first steps of our trip led us to discover two degrees of protection offered by article 16.a) and b) of the Regulation (EC) No. … Read the rest

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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (2/3) – Second stopover: from VERLADOS to GLEN BUCHENBACH

Welcome back aboard! This is the second stage of our journey to discover the different degrees of protection of the geographical indications (GIs) of spirit drinks within the European Union (EU).

Last month, our trip led us to discover the protection offered by article 16.a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008, which prevents the commercial use of the GI both … Read the rest

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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (1/3) – First stop: from COGNAC to KONYAGI

Let’s take a trip within the European Union to explore some of its best regional specialties which often enjoy a strong reputation worldwide: spirit drinks!

Brandies, wine spirits, vodka, whisky… The European Union (EU) seems to have as many types of spirit drinks as it has traditions and cultural heritages.

As well as some food products (Gorgonzola, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Feta, Roquefort) … Read the rest

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The assessment of the likelihood of confusion for wine trademarks

Does this bottle remind you a famous and inescapable wine?

Undoubtedly, you must immediately think about PETRUS wine. Sure, the labels are different as you can see below, but still there is no doubt that while seeing the above wine you will think about the outstanding wine PETRUS, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive wines.

However, this was … Read the rest