14 March 2019Trademarks

IPOS sides with Isetan over Scotch Whisky in GI feud

The  Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) handed defeat to the trade body that protects the Scotch Whisky industry last week, marking the first time the office has considered Singapore’s Geographical Indications Act since it came into force.

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7 June 2018   The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled on a case in which a German individual was accused of violating the Scotch Whisky Association’s geographical indication rights.
18 December 2019   Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has lost in its bid to invalidate six trademarks that use the term ‘Loch Ness’ for alcoholic spirits.