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Does the term "Aceto Balsamico" evoke an association with the registered georaphical indication "Aceto Balsamico di Modena"?

2018-07-05 13:29

The German Federal Court of Justice requested the European Court of Justice, whether the term "Aceto Balsamico" evokes an association with the protected geographical indication "Aceto Balsamico di Modena" and thus might be illegal.

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France: maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements

2018-02-14 09:18

The "Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes" elaborated  new reccommendations on maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements.

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Euopean Court of Justice: plant-based foods cannot not use diary names

2017-06-15 11:06

On 14 June 2017 the European Court of Justice ruled that plant-based products cannot be marketed with  diary names such as cheese, butter, cream or jogurt, because these denominations are only protected for animal products pursuant to Regulation 1308/2008.

The Court concluded that designations sich as Tofu butter’, ‘Plant cheese’, ‘Veggie Cheese", etc. cannot be legally used to designate a purely plant-based product unless that product is mentioned on the list of exceptions, which is not the case for soya and tofu (Judgment in Case C-422/16).

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