31/05/2024-Member’s Voice: EUIPO case law report: Dutch tequila evokes Tequila, even for wines! by Benjamin Fontaine, Partner, Plasseraud IP

Can a spirit GI be enforced in case of an evocation in connection with wines? Yes, says the Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO in an interesting, yet isolated, decision of 6 March 2024 in case R1033/2023-2.

The decision ruled on appeal on an opposition lodged by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila, against an application for the word mark DUTCH GENQUILA that designated “wines” in class 33.

Read here the full article (only in English) prepared by our associate member Plasseraud IP.

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