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International Wine Law Association Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin - AIDV) was founded in 1985 to provide an international forum for the study and discussion of legal issues concerning the viticultural community and the wine trade - world wide - www.aidv.org
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Growers lose patent case against USDA, grape commission

Growers lose patent case against USDA, grape commission | Press Review | Scoop.it
Cultivation of ill-gotten plant stock did not constitute “public use,” a federal judge said, ruling against grape growers and upholding the government’s patents and the California Table Grape Commission’s exclusive license for two grape varieties.
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EU agriculture commissioner seeks freeze on .wine, .vin domain registration |

EU agriculture commissioner seeks freeze on .wine, .vin domain registration | | Press Review | Scoop.it
Decanter.com understands the European Agriculture Commission is concerned about lack of protection for European wine names, such as Bordeaux, Champagne and Chianti.
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Hints and Solution for the Protection of Wine GI in the ICANN New gTLD Program

Hints and Solution for the Protection of Wine GI in the ICANN New gTLD Program | Press Review | Scoop.it
This article is a copy of a letter sent today, 3 of April 2013, to the attention of Mr Fadi Chehadé, CEO of ICANN and other members of the ICANN board. Protecting wine Geographical Indications in the new gTLD program is a problem.
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OIV - Update of the OIV database on Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin

OIV - Update of the OIV database on Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin | Press Review | Scoop.it

The new version of the database has been enriched by detailed information on the products made in the GI/AO and by the internet link to the legal text describing the GI/AO and the related production process. 

 

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French study finds pesticide residues in 90% of wines | decanter.com

French study finds pesticide residues in 90% of wines | decanter.com | Press Review | Scoop.it
Pesticide residues were found in the vast majority of 300 French wines tested, say researchers.
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Champagne : 1st geographical indication to obtain official protection in Myanmar

Champagne : 1st geographical indication to obtain official protection in Myanmar | Press Review | Scoop.it

The Ministry for Science and Technology of Myanmar (MOSTE) has finished its draft Trade Mark Law which includes provisions on the protection of geographical indications. The draft law provides a mechanism for the registration of geographical indications. Geographical indications eligible for protection include both local and foreign geographical indications covering not only agricultural products but also handicrafts.

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Wowser health warning plan will deface our great wine labels

Wowser health warning plan will deface our great wine labels | Press Review | Scoop.it
WINE bottles will have to carry large and graphic health warnings similar to cigarette packs if proposals from public health lobbyists get the go-ahead.
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OIV - The OIV updates the list of varieties

OIV - The OIV updates the list of varieties | Press Review | Scoop.it

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine, OIV, has updated the list of grape varieties and their synonyms.

 

The information provided by the countries has been used to update the database containing a total of 5,916 different varieties from 34 States, both members and non-members of the Organisation. 

 

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http://www.foodprocessing.com.au/news/58062-OIV-publishes-good-fining-practice-f...

http://www.foodprocessing.com.au/news/58062-OIV-publishes-good-fining-practice-f... | Press Review | Scoop.it
http://www.foodprocessing.com.au/news/58062-OIV-publishes-good-fining-practice-for-allergens?topic_id=1449 OIV publishes good fining practice for allergens :: FoodProcessing www.foodprocessing.com.au The OIV has published a document for winemakers...
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Accolade Wines sues Cath Kidston | decanter.com

Accolade Wines sues Cath Kidston | decanter.com | Press Review | Scoop.it
Accolade has accused the kitsch accessories and homeware brand of illegally copying Babycham's deer logo.
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Facebook enters the wine business

Facebook enters the wine business | Press Review | Scoop.it
Facebook has started selling wine via a new online store on the site that encourages its US customers to send gifts to their Facebook friends. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Keen to take advantage of the opportunity to ...
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Mendoza será sede del II Congreso Anual de Derecho Vitivinícola

Mendoza será sede del II Congreso Anual de Derecho Vitivinícola | Press Review | Scoop.it
Se realizará mañana viernes, de 8.30 a 17.30 en Bodega Sin Fin (Ruta Provincial N° 50 -2668, Rodeo del Medio, Maipú) y está organizado por ADEVI (Asociación del Derecho de la Vid y el Vino) y la Universidad del Aconcagua.
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Actualités - presse - Bataille des noms de domaines sur Internet ".vin" et... - CNAOC

Actualités - presse - Bataille des noms de domaines sur Internet ".vin" et... - CNAOC | Press Review | Scoop.it
Bataille des noms de domaines sur Internet ".vin" et ".wine", un mois pour s'entendre - La réunion de l’ICANN, organisme en charge de la gestion des noms de domaine sur Internet, s’est terminée le 18...
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“Codice della vite e del vino”: è uscita l’edizione 2012

“Codice della vite e del vino”: è uscita l’edizione 2012 | Press Review | Scoop.it
E' uscita la dodicesima edizione del Codice della Vite e del Vino, edito dall'Unione Italiana Vini, a cura di Antonio Rossi, dove viene rielaborato e
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OIV Congress

OIV Congress | Press Review | Scoop.it

oral/poster/short presentations deadline approaching soon!
ONLY  3 days remaining

 

 We are pleased to inform you that the deadline has been extended until Thursday 28th February 2013

 

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Graphic cigarette-style labels proposed for Aussie wine

Graphic cigarette-style labels proposed for Aussie wine | Press Review | Scoop.it

An array of health lobbying groups, including the National Alliance for Action Against Alcohol, the Alcohol Policy Coalition, Vic Health and the Cancer Council of Victoria have launched an appeal to apply the labels to wine, beer and spirits in a bid to combat diseases stemming from alcohol abuse.

There is already a voluntary system in place in Australia where wineries bear messages on the back label warning against drinking while pregnant and the dangers of underage drinking.

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First South-East Asian Geographical Indication to obtain protection in the European Union

First South-East Asian Geographical Indication to obtain protection in the European Union | Press Review | Scoop.it

Although it is not about wine law, this matter is of importance for anyone interested in geographical indications.

Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai “KTKRH” is a non-glutinous exuding a natural aroma white rice variety sensitive to photo period. It is produced in the defined geographical area of Thung Kula Rong-Hai extending across five Thai provinces Roi-et, Mahasarakam, Surin, Yasothon and Srisaket. Natural and human factors play an integral role in production of KTKRH. Cultivation of “KTKRH” began after the Thai Government improved the Hom Mali rice variety and certified it in 1959.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/door/registeredName.html?denominationId=1250&locale=en

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R (UE) 315/2012 modifiant 606/2009 application du 479/2008 catégories de produits de la vigne - pratiques œnologiques

R (UE) 315/2012 modifiant 606/2009 application du  479/2008  catégories de produits de la vigne - pratiques œnologiques | Press Review | Scoop.it

Règlement d’exécution (UE) n ° 315/2012 de la Commission du 12 avril 2012 modifiant le règlement (CE) n ° 606/2009 fixant certaines modalités d’application du règlement (CE) n ° 479/2008 du Conseil en ce qui concerne les catégories de produits de la vigne, les pratiques œnologiques et les restrictions qui s’y appliquent 

 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 315/2012 of 12 April 2012 amending Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 laying down certain detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 as regards the categories of grapevine products, oenological practices and the applicable restrictions 

Official Journal L 103 , 13/04/2012 P. 0038 - 0041
Journal officiel n° L 103 du 13/04/2012 p. 0038 - 0041

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TTB | Wine | List of Pending American Viticultural Areas Petitions

TTB | Wine | List of Pending American Viticultural Areas Petitions | Press Review | Scoop.it
These potential new American Viticultural Areas (AVA) have been proposed and accepted for review by TTB, but are not yet published or official AVA appellations of origin.
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PERLE' - not distinctive for wine

PERLE' - not distinctive for wine | Press Review | Scoop.it

The General Court just decided on a Community Trademark (CTM) application for alcoholic beverages, which might be of interest for you. Currently, it is only available in French and Italian - but that is what I understand, being not fluent in both languages, to say the least: 

The General Court confirmed the decision of OHIM that the sign < PERLE` > is not distinctive for goods in class 33 - wines, spirits, liquors, parkling wines, alcoholic extracts - as applied for by an Italian producer. The applied CTM cannot be registered, as the term < perlé >  in English and French refers to a slightly sparkling wine. The applied CTM < PERLE` > is almost identical to this term except for the apostroph at the end which reminds to the French accent on the "e". Therefore, the term is merely descriptive and lacks distinctive character for the relevant public,  Art 7 I b) and c) CTMR. 

The relevant public is identified as specialists and the general public who speak French and English. The Applicant seemed to have submitted evidence for acquired distinctiveness, but only for UK and France. That, according to the General Court was not sufficient, as there are more French and English speaking jurisdictions, ie Benelux, Ireland and Malta. 

In other words, to base a CTM application on acquired distinctiveness, it is not sufficient to rely on a relevant part of the EU, but on all jurisdictions which are possibly involved. 

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L’OIV propose de modifier la définition du vin en vrac au sein du Système harmonisé (SH)

L’OIV propose de modifier la définition du vin en vrac au sein du Système harmonisé (SH) | Press Review | Scoop.it
OIV - 12/12/2012 - Afin d’obtenir des données statistiques plus fiables relatives aux marchés internes et au commerce extérieur, l’OIV a proposé d’amender la sous-position 2204.29 qui identifie le vin en récipients de plus de 2 litres, le dénommé...
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