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New Zealand launches geographical indications register for wines and spirits

Karry Lai, Asialaw, Hong Kong


Eighteen priority applications have been filed after New Zealand’s GI Act came into effect. Coordination is needed on determining boundaries, and potential issues include interpretation and how GIs are negotiated in free trade agreements

Cheers! New Zealand now accepts geographical indications (GIs) registration for wines and spirits. Launched just last month, the register allows brand owners to register a product from a particular geographic region if it has certain characteristics or qualities attributed to...


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