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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…

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Statistics concerning filing of international trademarks designating OAPI

Since its accession to the Madrid Protocol in 2015, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) is available in the list of targetable territories in the context of an international application. As a preliminary, it must be admitted logically, and without considering the figures, that the rallying of OAPI seems to be a boon for international…

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New Morrocan border control measures

The African continent remains one of the major markets where intangible assets remain the least protected in comparison with the strength of sales and service delivery in a continent undeniably emerging. The Continent is still a sanctuary where the wrong sometimes takes the place of the real in countries the purchasing power is not yet…

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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…

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