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Jus Vini No 2/2023

The last issue of Jus Vini (No 2/2023) is getting printed and will soon be delivered in your mail 📪

In order to make you wait, you can already find here the Table of contents and the authors of the forthcoming articles.

You can find this issue and previous ones at the following webpage :

Table of content

Geographical Indications, European Law, Book

Jus Vini n°1/2023 – Leading article

Jus Vini n°1/2023 has some originality regarding its leading article. A. Ribeiro de Almeida's initial contribution found an answer in B. O'Connor's article. While both texts are dealing with GI's on a European level, the opinion of both authors is different.

In order to allow the largest plurality of opinion, the Editors thought to present both articles in the same issue of Jus Vini. The aim is to have a debate. You can read the abstract of both article below:


A. Ribeiro de Almeida

Abstract: The European Union is drafting a reform of the legal framework for geographical indications. The role the European Union Intellectual Property Office will play in this reform as well as the competences to be retained by the European Commission are not yet clear. However, a major change in the political understanding of the role of GIs under European Union policy can be expected; not only the role of GIs but also their legal understanding – for those that still comprehend GIs as public goods – may follow another path. There also seems to be a move from a quality policy to a sustainability policy, which will represent a new challenge for the GI producer groups. Some of the changes that are foreseen seem to be inspired by the future regime of non-agricultural GIs. GIs face a new challenge for the future, especially concerning the prerequisites for the recognition of a GI producer group.


B. O'Connor

Abstract: This article examines the provisions on geographical indications in the European Commission's proposal to replace the 2012 EU Quality Regulation. It was written before the proposal was subject to detailed examination in the European Parliament and the Council. The article argues that the proposal is a missed opportunity to create a single instrument, like for all other forms of intellectual property, for geographical indications as such, and the need to better explore the concept of the link between a product's characteristics or qualities or reputation and its origin. The proposal does not give sufficient weight to the role of consumers and the wider society in preserving the cultures and traditions that this form of intellectual property seeks to protect.


New labelling law in Ireland for alcohol products

Ireland is well-known for being precursor at enforcing new laws on alcoholic products that are widely regarded as restrictive, either regarding the taxation, or, in this case, regarding labelling.

Read the article from the Irish Ministers for Health.

Find the Irish law here.

Featured, Event

Transatlantic Symposium on Wine Law & Policy – Sustainability and the Wine Sector: Marketplace Opportunities & Challenges

This Thuesday, May 2, 2023 takes place the Transatlantic Symposium on Wine Law & Policy at at 6-7:30 p.m. CET.

This year event will tackle the subject of Sustainability and the Wine Sector: Marketplace Opportunities & Challenges in the Us, Canada and Europe.

You can register here.

Geographical Indications, European Law

Modernised Agreement between the EU and Chile should benefit trade

A modernised version of the agreement between the EU and Chile was enforced. Not only does it increases the number of wine and spirit that fall under the bilateral agreement, it also strenghten the commercial relationship between the two parties.

Read more on the European Commission's website.

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.

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