Bodega Branding: The How, What, When, and Why of Wine IPR Protection

wine label-03In our last article we sang a song of growth and prosperity for the wine industry in China, fueled by the staggering figures of industry growth and Chinese wine consumption in recent years. This was tempered somewhat by the somewhat tragic tales of the relatively unimpeded development of a parasitic counterfeiting industry which continues to sap the profits of wine producers, damage reputations, and in some cases harm consumers in the process[1].

Today however we’ll be striking a more positive note, and looking at how producers and distributors can utilise the established IPR protection framework maintained by the People’s Republic of China and defend the reputation of their products.

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In Vino Veritas: A New Industry IPR Series from the China SME IPR Helpdesk

 

wine label-02Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world . . . it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

                                                                                      – Ernest Hemingway

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