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Appellation of Origin, European Law

The Munich Higher Regional Court gives credit to the Champagne PDO

The case is well known: an ice cream with Champagne as an ingredient was briefly sold by Aldi. The Comité Champagne opposed Aldi the status of Champagne as a Protected Designation of Origin. After several decisions brought by the German and european authorities, the Munich Higher Regional Court gives credit to the world's most famous PDO.

Find the article on Decanter.

European Law

Geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed

The Commission released a study on European GIs and TSGs and their consistency through all the European countries.

See the article here.

European Law

The wine sector participation to “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”

Following the publication of the European Commission Communication on “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, the wine sector, through CEEV's statement, assures its support to reducing the harmful use of alcohol.

Find the statement on CEEV's website.

Featured, European Law

The plans for future of IP policy in Europe

The European Concil recently published its conclusion about the policy regarding intellectual property in Europe. Keywords are transparency, efficiency and simplicity.

Find the Press release here.

European Law

New measures from the European Commission to support the wine sector

As stated by the European Commission, the wine sector is "among the hardest hit agri-food sectors” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And the losses were “not compensated by home consumption”.
This is why the Commission announced new measures to support the wine business.

Find the details on the drinks business.

European Law

The European Commission agrees upon financial support for small enterprises

The European Commission authorised a €1,2 billion scheme to support small enterprises called the "fond de solidarité". This temporary measure will help the most fragile businesses to survive to the Covid-19 crisis.

Read the press release here.

Exceptional regulation, European Law

European Commission’s support to agri-food sector

While the Covid-19 epidemic continues, the agri-food sector is one of the most impacted industry. It has an essentiel part for every nation.
To protect the fragilized sector, the European Commission took exceptional measures.

Find those measures on the European Commission's website.

The European Commission also facilitates states support to business facing the epidemic, as described on ReedSmith's website.

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