A Schwabe in the tartan skirt? This somehow does not fit. So, too, the Hamburg regional court decided it, and said to a distillery near Stuttgart, to give your Whisky a Scottish name.
of The close to Stuttgart burnt Whisky "Glen book Bach" needs a new name. Judge at the regional court of Hamburg stated that the "Glen" was a violation of the "book a Bach" against the protected geographical designation "Scotch". The court upheld the claim of Scottish Whisky producers. This had ultimately argued successfully that most of the whiskies in Europe, Glen, with the name addition "" but of Scottish origin. A Glen from Swabia? No way.
In the crux of the lawsuit, it went to the EU spirits regulation. This is not only the direct use of the geographical designation of origin, protected - i.e., the "Scotch" - but also the adjacent, misleading names, such as in this case, the "Glen". Also clarifying instructions on the packaging, that the "Glen book Bach" comes from Swabia, and not from Scotland, are, according to the EU-regulation is not sufficient.
in June last year, the judges of the European court had employed court, with this case, it postwended in the German justice sent back.