A Cognac after Spanish Champagne? Geographical Indications as Certification Marks

Forthcoming in Intellectual Property at the Edge

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper, Working Paper Series, No. 13-39

29 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2013 Last revised: 14 Sep 2013

Daniel J. Gervais

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: July 14, 2013

Abstract

The Protection of Geographical Names as Certification Marks in common law jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom and the United States is examined in light of the UK Spansih Champagne and other "Drinks" cases and similar cases in the United States dealing with the name "Cognac."

Keywords: Geographical indications, trademark, certification mark, cognac, champagne

JEL Classification: K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Gervais, Daniel J., A Cognac after Spanish Champagne? Geographical Indications as Certification Marks (July 14, 2013). Forthcoming in Intellectual Property at the Edge; Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper, Working Paper Series, No. 13-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2293655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2293655

Daniel J. Gervais (Contact Author)

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