n Without Prejudice - When geography counts : intellectual property
|Article Title||When geography counts : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Charles Webster and Candice Spargo|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
|Pages||27 - 28|
The Western Cape High Court has handed down judgement in Swartland Winery Limited v Group LFE (SA) (Pty) Limited and another, Case No. 16231/2008, a case which confirms that a trademark consisting of a geographical indicator may be capable of distinguishing the goods and services of the proprietor if it has become distinctive as a result of substantial use.
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