Scotch whisky

South Korea protects Scotch whisky trademark


Scotch whisky has gained greater legal protection in South Korea after being granted a certification trademark.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the move would help prevent the sale of fake products and ensure legal protection in South Korea after Brexit.

The trademark will enhance protection currently available under the EU-South Korean free-trade agreement.

SWA has registered intellectual property rights in more than 100 markets around the world.


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