A Cognac after Spanish Champagne? Geographical Indications as Certification Marks
Forthcoming in Intellectual Property at the Edge
29 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2013 Last revised: 14 Sep 2013
Date Written: July 14, 2013
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
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