Abstract

The drink name ‘Verlados’ is in breach of the Geographical Indications (GI) Regulation on spirits and must be changed to comply with EU law; the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirms a broad interpretation of the term ‘evocation’ with regard to GIs in relation to names of sprits; the ‘ados’ in ‘Verlados’ evokes the word ‘Calvados’, a drink name protected under the GI Regulation, making its alluding use unlawful under EU law.

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