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[88WashLRev0723] The Perfect Pairing: Protecting U.S. Geographical Indications with a Sino-American Wine Registry

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dc.contributor.author Zanzig, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-19T17:55:02Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-19T17:55:02Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation 88 Wash. L. Rev. 723 (2013) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1256
dc.description Volume 88, Number 2, June 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Chinese counterfeiters have infiltrated the wine world, falsely labeling products and using fraudulent geographical indications (GIs). GIs, which function as a type of brand, are internationally protected designations of a product’s origin and characteristics. Recently, United States GIs, such as Napa or Walla Walla, have appeared on bottles of wine composed of Chinese grapes. By misappropriating U.S. brands, Chinese counterfeiters deceive and confuse consumers, disadvantage legitimate businesses, and causes health concerns. Unlike other brands, GIs protect regions, rather than individual producers. This creates a particular void: no single winery can register a GI and no single winery is harmed by fraudulent use, making counterfeits difficult to prevent, detect, and address. This Comment argues that Chinese law currently provides insufficient protection for U.S. wine GIs. As a solution, it proposes a Sino-American wine registry to effectively preserve GIs and protect the affected wines, producers, consumers, and countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [88WashLRev0723] The Perfect Pairing: Protecting U.S. Geographical Indications with a Sino-American Wine Registry en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2013 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US

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