Team specialized in legal opinions in the food industry including in the wine and spirits sector.
We are specialized in label of origin and geographical indications thanks to our strong knowledge of the wine and spirits industry and to specific issues related thereto.
This expertise allows us to identify the needs of our clients more effectively, to anticipate them and to provide customized services adapted to their business activity.
We are highly specialized in IP legal opinions. We frequently prepare legal opinions on scope and validity of IP rights including analysis for allowing our clients to appreciate the risks of any specific action.
Our specific expertise in the food industry allows us to assess the risks of any specific action by taking into account the normative complexity in this particular business.
Our legal opinions include different type of regulations including intellectual property laws applicable to the wine, spirits and food sector, and more particularly regulations dedicated to products that benefit from quality signs.
Geographical indications and labels of origin are governed by different codes : intellectual property code, rural code, as well as consumer code. These legal provisions have to be put through European law when it applies, making it a complex area of the law.
We advise and support our clients by securing their communications and advertising campaigns on wine and spirits. We also provide legal opinions on labeling and packaging of alcoholic beverages.
The characteristics of the wine sector and the complex rules governing it exist abroad. In that respect, we have established a network of experienced professionals abroad with a very good knowledge and experience in the food and wine industry.