The General assembly of the OIV voted 18 new resolutions for the year to come. Among those resolutions, there are the implantation of sustainable viticulture, the digital adaptation for the wine sector and the adoption of Russian as a new official language.
OIV's next webinar takes place on december 15, 2020 and deals with natural wines. Registration to the event is requiered.
The European Concil recently published its conclusion about the policy regarding intellectual property in Europe. Keywords are transparency, efficiency and simplicity.
Following the path of the whole wine industry, Champagne got heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Howerver, it seems that the world's most famous sparkling wine is bouncing back.
A new method of identifying the origin of wine was developped by the University of Adelaide and its results looks promising. Counterfeit in the wine industry has always been an issue from a commercial and a legal perspective.
After the registration of a trademark, there are still a few obligations left for the owner to protect its trademark. One of these is the obligation of use the trademark.
The OIV gave a live-streamed press conference on October 27, presenting the anticipated wine production for 2020. The numbers are quite concerning as it appears that wine production will decrease a second year in a row. It shall be remembered that 2018 was a particularly abundant year for wine growers.
On 25 and 26 November, the Agriculture and Rural Development Commission will hold an online conference on measures to "strengthen GI's". There will be a large consultation of stakeholders. This event will be followed by an other conference named "Trade Marks and Geographical Indications: future perspectives".
Following the recent agreement between China and the EU, China released provisions on geographical indications.
The UK government recently updated the rules regarding the protection of products names after leaving the EU. The government assures that the rules will comply with WTO's reglementation.
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