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".
As for most wine and spirit, Cognac has some specifications from a legal point of view. The technical requirements (translated by "Cahier des charges" in French) is quite unique and deserves a closser look.
Communly callad AVA, an American Viticultural Area is a juristical tool to protect american wine. While some might say that it is similar to the French system of Appellation of Origin, it is in fact, quite different.
A bilateral agreement was signed earlier this month regarding the protection of European Geographical Indications in China and the protection of chineese GIs in Europe. This agreement allows to be enthousiastic about the protection of European products in China and about a good economical dynamic in the future.
The EUIPO and the european Commission just released a new data base that gives access to all the european geographical indications. This data base will be helpful for a new brand to be released and avoid conflict with a GI.
tdl23minutes “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.”
Academics UC Davis (California) / Agricultural University of Athens / Salvador University (Argentina) / International Association of Wine Jurists (AIDV) / European Association of Wine Economists / Villa Bissinger (Aÿ) / Georges Chappaz Institute of Vine and Wine in Champagne / Burgundy School of Business
Editorial Editions Mare et Martin (Wine & Law Collection)
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