Champagne protected as a geographical indication in China

On 20 March 2013, the Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), the organisation-grouping producers of Champagne, obtained the registration of the word ‘Champagne’ and of its Chinese transliteration as a geographical indication in the People’s Republic of China.

At present, in the Chinese jurisdiction there are three different sets of disciplines for GIs, which are managed by different authorities: (i) the Trademark Law; (ii) the Provisions on the Protection of Geographical Indications; and (iii) the Measures for the Administration of Geographical Indications of Agricultural Products…

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