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Intellectual Property

Protecting and enforcing brands in Europe

The European Trademark System is quite complex from an outsider's point of view. Novagraaf offers a short presentation of the system.

Find the article on Novagraaf.


The EU Updates its Spirit Regulation : Regulation 2019/787

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tdl 23 minutes “This Article looks at the details of the changes with regards to the protection of spirit drinks as geographical indications, as well as some of the other significant changes introduced.”

Alcohol sales

Covid-19 impacts heavily Champagne sales

The Covid-19 pandemic has a direct impact on alcohol sales around the world. Even the most famous one can't go through the crisis unaffected.

See the video on foxbusiness.

Alcohol sales

How could Brexit change the wine trade?

There are still a lot of studies and expectations regarding the consequences of Brexit on the wine sector. This is particulary true for wine trade. IWSR offers to study 6 ways the wine trade could be affected by Brexit.

Read the article on the IWSR's website.


South Africa’s wine industry about to collapse?

The last article on the siutation of the South African vineyard published by Forbes is quite worrying. The Covid-19 pandemic in addition with the alcohol sales ban will be a direct hit to the wine sector.

Read the article on Forbes.

Exceptional regulation

Kenya limits the sales of alcohol

As in a few countries, alcohol sales have been limited in Kenya to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Read the article on bloomberg.

Exceptional regulation

New rules for winegrowers in California to fight Covid-19

California enforced a new protocol to prevent the spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic by workers in the vineyard.

Read the article on MorningAgClips.


The impact of enotourism on the environment

An Australian study measures the imapct of enotourism on the environment, particulary the Greenhouse gases emissions.

Read the study on Science and Wine.

Exceptional regulation

Alcohols bans in the US to fight Covid-19

While the Covid-19 pandemic keeps on spreading, some states take measures to prevent more cases. In some states, a ban of alcohol is enforced.

There is a ban of alcohol in :

Ohio might follow that example.

Appellation of Origin

Evocation and deception Nosecco v Prosseco

Registering a brand name is always a difficult task. There is a fair number of product protected by either a PDO or a GI.
The case Nosecco v Prosseco is a good example of just that.

See the article on novagraaf.

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