The Geographical Indications Committee has two recent announcements for grape growers to be aware of.
Notice of proposed Geographical Indication Wilyabrup - Opportunity to object
In accordance with Regulation 40R of the Wine Australia Act 2013 (Wine Australia Act), an application has been made to the Geographical Indications Committee established under section 40N of the Wine Australia Act for the determination of the region Wilyabrup as a geographical indication (GI).
Invitation to make written objections
Persons are invited to make written objections to the Registrar of Trade Marks in relation to the proposed GI on a ground set out in section 40RB of the Wine Australia Act until 11 February 2018.
The grounds can be viewed online at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C00368
Objections must be accompanied by the fee of $500 and addressed to:
Trade Marks Hearings and Opposition Section
PO Box 200
WODEN ACT 2606
Enquiries should be directed to:
Rachel Triggs, Registrar of Geographical Indications and Other Terms: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim determination of 887 foreign Geographical Indications
In accordance with Regulation 90 of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations 1981, the Geographical Indications Committee has made an interim determination of 887 foreign geographical indications.
The full list of 887 European Geographical Indications can be viewed here.
Invitation to make submissions
Persons are invited to make submissions to the Geographical Indications Committee in relation to the determination until 11 March 2018.
Comments, objections and enquiries should be directed to:
Rachel Triggs, Registrar of Geographical Indications and Other Terms: email@example.com.