Slovakia keeps Tokaj brand

SLOVAKIA’s producers of Tokaj wine can continue to use the brand name after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared that the listing of the Slovak wine name “Vinohradnícka oblasť Tokaj” in the E-Bacchus register of protected designations of origins “does not constitute an actionable measure”.

SLOVAKIA’s producers of Tokaj wine can continue to use the brand name after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared that the listing of the Slovak wine name “Vinohradnícka oblasť Tokaj” in the E-Bacchus register of protected designations of origins “does not constitute an actionable measure”.

The European Commission added the name to the register after Slovakia requested that it be a protected designation of origin on the list of quality wines in specified regions.

Hungary subsequently appealed against the decision to register the name in Slovakia, but the ECJ turned down the appeal on February 13, the SITA newswire reported.

In the appeal, Hungary requested that Slovakia’s entry be erased from the list, arguing that originally the name “Tokajská vinohradnícka oblasť” was used. This name was registered for Slovakia in 2006 and in 2007, while the name “Vinohradnícka oblasť Tokaj” was registered in 2009, calling the previous name a mistake. The EC acknowledged this and registered the new name.

The Tokaj wine-producing region straddles the Slovak-Hungarian border.

Source: SITA

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