Scotch whisky is a multibillion industry, the export tops the 4 billion per year. One of the laws in IP: a successful will be hitchhiked.
This was mainly in Australia a huge problem: The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) estimated that in Australia since 2005, two million counterfeit whisky bottles have been traded!But now there is a major breakthrough, the SWA has (after a long political lobby) obtained the registration of Scotch whisky as a certification mark in Australia. . This gives the SWA an important weapon to fight against the abuse. SWA located already 40 counterfeit trademarks. This often involves trademarks that claim to sell Scotch whisky, but in fact sell a blend or fake whisky. Probably one of the reasons that explain the headache the next day!The image is a genuine and recommended whisky.
Source: The Scotsman
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