GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Keith Nuthall
DIPLOMATS will try this month to resolve a dispute over the authority of a planned global register of geographical indications for wine and spirits, such as Champagne or Scotch. Meeting at the Council for Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights at the World Trade Organisation on September 19-21, they will debate whether entries on register should merely be informative or whether they should entail legal protection. The United States, Australia and New Zealand are among the New World wine producing nations that want the register to carry no ...


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