Trademark “Champagne” for int. class 3 was denied
The “Interprofessionel Du Vin of Champagne” committee; which is a French organization that group producers and sellers of Champagnes; presented an opposition to the registration of a trademark which use the term “Champagne” for int. class 3. The main argument filed was regarding the possible confusion that could be caused with the very famous identical denomination of origin.
The IP Tribunal of Chile denied the registration of the trademark “Champagne” that was requested for products of class 3; because it was too similar to the worldwide well known designation of origin and could create confusion among consumers. Also, it may result in consumers confusing the origin of products (Champagne is related to France). This Tribunal recognized a wide protection to the famous designation of origin.
“Champagne” is a denomination of origin which can only be used for “sparkling wines” whose origin are wineries in the French region of the same name.