Wine & Law Program

Faculty of Law and Political Science - University of Reims

Intellectual Property, Focus

The tale of IP throughout history

Intellectual Poperty is a key component of our society. Its story is rich and complex, made of stepbacks and progress. You can read this tale on EUIPO's website.

The tale of IP.


AIDV – Robert Tinlot Moot Court 2022

As the pleadings for the 8th edition of AIDV's - Robert Tinlot Moot Court are about to unveil themself, you can find the 7th edition event at the links below.

See the pleadings for last year.

See all the prior pleadings.

Geographical Indications

3 500 GIs in the EU

2023 is the year the 3 500th Geographical Indication has been registered. The number is significatif and a good reprensentation of the tendency of protecting IP rights for agricultural products.

Read the article on the European Commission's website.

European Law, Intellectual Property

European Watch list for Counterfeit and Piracy

The European Commission recently published a list which presents some known website and marketplaces that engange in counterfeit and piracy outside of Europe. This list works as a warning for companies and businesses in the EU.

Find the article on the European Commission's website.

Intellectual Property, International Law

OAPI : new member of the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement

The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) recently joined the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement, which aims at a better protection and recognizion of appellations of origin and geographical indications.

Read more on WIPO website.

Case-law, Trademark law

Deceptive trade marks regarding the origin

A spannish trademark has been declared invalid due to the connection created between the origin (placed in bad faith according to the EUIPO) and the product.

Read the article on EUIPO's website.

Geographical Indications, International Law

The EU-Korea trade agreement adds new GI’s to be protected

The protocol of negociation of a bilateral trade agreement includes the possibility to add new products to be protected under the agreement. This is precisely what happened regarding the agreement between EU and Korea.

Read the article on the European Commission's website.

Technical requirements, European Law

U-Label is ready for the new European reglementation

The EU published a reglementation for the wines companies to communicate mandatorily their list of ingredients for wines and aromatised wines. In order to assist companies with the technical elements, a platform was created by the CEEV and SpiritsEUROPE : U-Label. It is now fully fonctionnal and has already some companies using the platform.

Read the article on Ignacio Sanchez Ricarde's LinkedIn.

Technical requirements

The Champagne changes its spacing rules for vines

This is a subject that brought a lot of opposition. The new spacing rules for the vines plantation has been recently enforced despite a strong diseagrement from a part of the winegrowers in Champagne.

Read more on this topic on thedrinksbusiness.


Ukraine joins the OIV

The OIV keeps its road toward adhesions of new countries. The lastest member to join the organisation is Ukraine.

Read about the adhesion on OIV's website.

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