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Where the Designation of Origin is in the ingredient, the flavour is what really matters.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (hereafter, CJEU), in the Judgement of 20 December 2017, C-393/16, has responded to several very interesting questions about the use of a PDO in products which are not products protected under said PDO but do contain protected product as an ingredient. In [...]

Where the Designation of Origin is in the ingredient, the flavour is what really matters.2019-06-12T13:44:31+00:00

Berenguer & Pomares achieves a significant victory in the European Justice for the interests of the PDO “Torta del Casar”

The General Court of the EU has issued a Judgement which upholds the application filed by Berenguer & Pomares and overturns the resolution ruled by the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO granting the registration of the EU trade mark “Queso y Torta de la Serena” to the Regulatory Council [...]

Berenguer & Pomares achieves a significant victory in the European Justice for the interests of the PDO “Torta del Casar”2019-06-12T13:45:00+00:00

oriGIN biannual meeting in Treviso

From the 17 to the 19 of October 2017, the oriGIn (www.origin-gi.com) biannual meeting took place in Treviso (Italy), which was organised in cooperation with the Consorzio de Tutela della Denominazione d´Orige Controllata Prosecco. In the General Assembly the members of this organization were renewed, our managing partner Mario Pomares [...]

oriGIN biannual meeting in Treviso2019-06-12T13:45:22+00:00

The General Council of the Judiciary reports the Judgement of the Provincial Court of Pontevedra upholding that references to Galicia applied to canned mussels not certified as PDO “Mejillón de Galicia” constitute an infringement of said PDO

In the frame of the judicial procedure triggered by the Regulatory Council of the PDO “Mejillón de Galicia” - represented by Berenguer Y Pomares abogados -, the judgement of the Provincial Court of Pontevedra of 22 January 2016 upheld the judgement of the Commercial Court nº 1 of Pontevedra, [...]

The General Council of the Judiciary reports the Judgement of the Provincial Court of Pontevedra upholding that references to Galicia applied to canned mussels not certified as PDO “Mejillón de Galicia” constitute an infringement of said PDO2019-06-12T13:46:54+00:00

“Café de Colombia” vs “Colombiano Coffee House” and “Colombiano House”

The General Court confirms that the protection of PDO/PGI against registration of conflicting trademarks goes beyond products of the same type. Subsequent to the recent Decision issued by the OHIM’s Opposition Division, dated February 2, 2015, that rejected registration of the trademark “COLUMBUENO” with regard to “services for providing food [...]

“Café de Colombia” vs “Colombiano Coffee House” and “Colombiano House”2019-06-12T13:47:18+00:00

Refusal of the Community Trade Mark “COLOMBUENO” covering services for providing food and drink following the opposition of the PGI “Café de Colombia”

The OHIM’s Opposition Division has refused the registration of the Community Trade Mark application “COLOMBUENO” covering ‘services for providing food and drink’ in class 43 due to the conflict with the PGI “Café de Colombia”, as it was alleged by the opponent, the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, represented by the [...]

Refusal of the Community Trade Mark “COLOMBUENO” covering services for providing food and drink following the opposition of the PGI “Café de Colombia”2019-06-12T13:47:47+00:00

Advice to register the Cambodian “Pimienta de Kampot” as Geographical Indication in Europe

In the frame of the European Union (EU) - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III), our partner Aitor Pomares has been hired as a GI expert in order to advice the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia and the Kampot Pepper [...]

Advice to register the Cambodian “Pimienta de Kampot” as Geographical Indication in Europe2019-06-12T13:49:12+00:00

The Republic of Guatemala gets the GI of its rum in the EU 

On February 4th, 2014, the registration of the Geographical Indication “Ron de Guatemala” has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union  [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:033:0001:0002:ES:PDF] To mention just a few of its characteristics, this rum is made exclusively from raw materials obtained from sugar cane whose planting area is located [...]

The Republic of Guatemala gets the GI of its rum in the EU 2019-06-12T13:49:38+00:00

Infringement of the PDO Queso Tetilla by the use of the term «Mamiella» and the reproduction of the particular form of this cheese

The Community Trade Mark Appeal Court, in Judgment nº 419/13 of 31 October 2013, assessed the existence of an infringement of the Protected Designation of Origin “Queso Tetilla” by the unauthorized commercialization of cheeses reproducing the peculiar form of a female breast that gives name to this Designation of Origin. [...]

Infringement of the PDO Queso Tetilla by the use of the term «Mamiella» and the reproduction of the particular form of this cheese2019-06-12T13:50:04+00:00

First GI of spirit drinks of a third country registered in the EU: “PISCO”

On October 31, 2013, the registration of the Geographical Indication “Pisco” has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:289:0048:0048:En:PDF]. This fruit spirit, traditionally produced in Peru, from the fermentation and distillation of grapes, is the first Geographical Indication of spirit drinks of a third country registered [...]

First GI of spirit drinks of a third country registered in the EU: “PISCO”2019-06-12T13:50:52+00:00