Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Distillers cheer ban on labels of 'Scotch' produced in India

The Times

By David Lister, Scotland Correspondent

SCOTLAND’S whisky industry toasted a landmark legal victory yesterday after a court blocked an Indian company from claiming that its whisky was Scots-made.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said that its members would be protected from unfair competition by the decision of a court in Delhi to stop Golden Bottling, a company based near Jaipur, from using the name “Red Scot” on one of its brands.
The ruling could have major ramifications for attempts by Scotland’s whisky producers to increase their share of the spirits market in a country with more whisky drinkers than anywhere else in the world.


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