Friday, 15 August 2008

Mind what you do with that Tequila ...!

Today's issue of the International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin (vol.63, no.15) carries an update on appellations of origin and geographical indications in Mexiso by Mexican lawyers Ignacio Domínguez-Torrado (Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff), Jose-Juan Méndez (Alegría, Mendez & Fernández Wong) and Juan M. Alvarez del Castillo V., Cervantes (Aguilar-Alvarez y Sainz). This note explains the current legislative position, describes the interface of appellation and GI protection with domestic trade mark law and lists the 14 appellations of origin that are at present registered and in force in Mexico:
TEQUILA
MEZCAL
SOTOL
TALAVERA
MANGO ATAULFO DEL SOCONUSCO DE CHIAPAS
CAFÉ PLUMA
CAFÉ CHIAPAS
CAFÉ VERACRUZ
OLINALA
AMBAR DE CHIAPAS
CHARANDA
VAINILLA DE PAPANTLA
TEHUACAN
BACANORA

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