Case Studies

'Scotch Whisky' registered GI in Vietnam

Glasses were raised at a party given by the British Ambassador to Vietnam to celebrate the registration of ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a GI.

Scotch Whisky is one of the UK’s leading exports, worth more than ₤3 billion annually Therefore, GI protection was considered to be very important – the application for registration received invaluable support from the British Embassy and the EU Commission in Vietnam.

‘Scotch Whisky’ is the first foreign GI to be registered under Vietnam’s IP Law 2005; only two others had been registered under previous laws - France’s ‘Cognac’ and Peru’s ‘Pisco Wine’.