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RE: [wg-b] Noncommercial protections for words
At 08:58 03.12.99 -0800, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>But the growers in Napa, California, are not allowed to use the mark and
>have to call their product "Sparkling Wine" as a result. Ergo, it is not
> > At 23:04 02.12.99 -0800, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
> > >What about Champagne?
> > Also a region (I think WIPO calls this class "geographical marks").
No, the category is based on a requirement that anything using that name
has to originate from a specific geographic area.
Cognac and Champagne are both regions of France.
Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway