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Geographical Indications, European Law

New trade agreement between New-Zealand and the EU soon to be enforced

The New-Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry just released a draft of an ongoing negociation for a Trade Agreement with the EU. As of yet, the Agreement offers to recognize and protect more than 2 000 european GI's.

Find the Agreement on NZ's Foreign Affairs and Trade website.


Gin and Intellectual Property

To celebrate the World Gin Day, Novagraaf published an article on some IP elements such as brand registration of such product.

Read the article on Novagraaf.

Intellectual Property

Wine brands in the Metavers

The Metavers is a new digital world in which the brands have a place and need protection. This is the thesis developed by Katja Loeffelholz in an article on Lex Vini.

Find the article here.


Will Climate Change be a good thing for wine in England ?

The question is legitimate. For a while, some people were speculating about English Champagne. This article gives an insight at what might be the situation in a few years.


International Law

New Trade Agreement between Australia and India

Signing on a new trade agreement between two countries often means an increase in goods trade from all types. The latest one between India and Australia sounds like a happy event for the wine industry.


Featured, European Law

Wine Law in the European Union – Summer School – May 2022

The 11th edition of the Summer School will take place in Reims from 2 to 6 May 2022. The “Wine & Law in the EU” is a diploma course given in English, bringing together professors specializing in European and international wine law, and is aimed at an international audience of students and professionals specializing in European and international wine law.

More informations and application here.

Featured, Event

Moot Court 2022

The new edition of the AIDV Robert Tinlot - Moot Court takes place on 14 and 15 March. It is a fictiv procedure contest amongst students from universities in Alicante, Reims, Roma, Strasboug and USAL (Buenos Aires).

Find more details below.

Intellectual Property

Bourbon’s recognition as a US product in Japan

The protection of Bourbon just increased in Japan with the acknowledgement that this is a US product. This type of bilateral agreement was signed last year between the US and Bolivia.

Read the article on the spirit business.

Alcohol sales, International Law

The concerns regarding WHO’s policy for alcohol in 2022

The wine sector issued concerns regarding the statement of the World Health Organisation to enforce "a global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol". The image of alcoholic beverages might be affected by such policy.

Read the article on the drinks business.

Intellectual Property, International Law

International design and trademark systems welcomes a new member

This is a new step forward for the protection of intellectual property on an international level : Jamaica joins the International design and trademark systems. This allows - among other things - to increase the number of market available for companies.

Read the article on Novagraaf.

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