Geographical indications

Geographical indications and designations of origin draw people' attention to the special characteristics and particular quality of goods and correspondingly place the products on the market. The EU legislator has continuously reinforced the rights to geographical indications and designations of origin for wines, spirits, agricultural products and foodstuffs in the last few years. A regulation for the protection of geographical indications for industrial products is on the agenda.

We represent and advise manufacturers and associations from Germany and abroad in securing and enforcing their rights. We have been involved in legal developments in this area since the 1980s. From "Champagne among Mineral Waters" to "Champagne Sorbet", we have been in charge of proceedings that led to fundamental Federal Supreme Court decisions. We are not afraid to break new ground in order to give your indications of origin the protection they deserve.