Tuesday, November 24, 2009

FEVS: "Mainland China Principal Counterfeiter Wine"

Dominique Schroeder has a good article about counterfeit wine for Agence France-Presse published in the South China Morning Post today.

"The mainland is "the principal counterfeiter", according to Renaud Gaillard, deputy director of the French export trade body, Federation des Exportateurs de Vins et Spriritueux de France (FEVS)."

However, Schroeder points out that unlike luxury goods groups such as LVMH, most vintners do not have the financial resources to fight fake goods. The ones who can pay lawsuits, which cost easily 500,000 euro, they do not want any publicity, because people might associate their products with counterfeit products.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you notice this workshop in December on Chinse TM law?

Looks interesting, no? I found this in the local blog on IP:


http://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/news/item1184.en.do - Chinese TM law workshop in Brussels