Indian Whisky Producers restrained to use “Scotch” June 26, 2007Posted by mais in GI, India, TRIPS, WTO.
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Scotch Whisky Association of UK has won a legal action in Delhi High Court to refrain Indian whisky manufacturers to use word “Scot” or Scotch”.
The association filed suit against Indian producer “Golden Bottling Ltd” under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. India enacted it under WTO-TRIPS Agreement obligations.
GIs are IPRs attributed to the products of a particular place like Darjeeling Tea, Banarsi Saari, Champagne etc.