A team specialized in protecting and defending the origin and certification of products
Badges of quality and origin are subject to specific regulations both in France and abroad. Whether you operate in the agri-food or wine sectors, or are a collective management body, a local authority or an Association promoting specific products, our experts will be able to assist you in obtaining protection and the defence of your rights.
Wines and terroirs: between reason and passion
Whether through appellations of origin or protected terms, the link between wine and geographical indications is at the heart of the issues encountered by professionals in the sector. You can benefit from our expertise on these issues and our experience in this field.
Specific support for the wine sector
Our experts advise wineries and professional trade bodies and representatives on the protection, monitoring and defence of their brands (individual, collective and certification marks) but also offer support in PDO/PGI recognition procedures.
They also provide advice on wine-growing regulations, labelling and advertising, as well as audits of existing intellectual property rights, particularly in the context of the transfers of rights. Plasseraud IP Appellations & Origins’ unique blend of Trademark, Registered Design, and Patent attorneys, creates the opportunity to offer support to all economic actors in the wine industry, from vine growers to wine producers, including bottle and label designers.
Spirits: from tradition to modernity
Spirits are subject to regulations that are specific to this sector. From the oldest AOCs/Controlled Denominations of origin, such as “Eau-de-vie de Cognac”, to the most recent IGs/ Protected Geographical Indications, such as “Absinthe de Pontarlier”, from “Whisky Breton” to “Rhum des Antilles françaises”, Plasseraud IP Appellations & Origins assist professionals in this sector.
Expertise at the service of spirit drinks
The Plasseraud IP Appellations & Origins specialists assist distilleries in protecting and defending their brands, as well as bottle and label designs.
They advise collective management bodies and professional trade representatives on the recognition of appellations of origin and geographical indications and combat counterfeiting.
They assist operators in the sector in their communication tools, in particular by carrying out legal validations of marketing operations and verifying their compliance with the provisions of the Evin Law.
Gastronomy and Terroir: let's protect what's on our plates!
French foodstuffs enjoy a worldwide reputation that provokes envy from some and leads to imitations by others. French and European regulations have been drawn up to protect the AOC/IG/STG - Controlled denomination of origin/ Protected Geographical Indication /traditional specialty guarantees for products such as meat, shellfish, fruit and vegetables, dairy products and beer.
Our experience to assist you throughout the life of your products
Do you operate in the food industry? Do you require assistance in the protection, monitoring and defence of your trademarks, appellations of origin or collective certification marks, your plant varieties or your patents? Our team of experts, made up of lawyers and patent attorneys, will be able to answer your questions and offer you adapted solutions.
Welcome to geographical indications for industrial and craft products!
The law of 17 March 2014 broadened the protection of geographical indications to manufactured products. Professionals in the industrial and craft sectors can now enjoy the protection granted by geographical indications before the French Office and thus contribute to the development of their know-how.
Adapted support for industry and crafts
Manufacturers can call on the advice of the lawyers and patent attorneys of our Plasseraud IP Appellations & Origins team to assist them in the protection and defence of their patents, trademarks, guarantee marks, but also the recognition of geographical indications in order to enhance their know-how.
Controlled use of quality labels
Among the official badges of identification of origin and quality (SIQO), the labels “Agriculture Biologique” and “Label Rouge” are the guarantors of rigorous specifications and manufacturing methods attesting to certain characteristics. The recognition and use of these quality labels are strictly regulated.
A team of experts for the use of quality labels
Plasseraud Appellations & Origins attorneys are available to advise on the use of such quality labels in your media communications (advertising, labelling, etc.). They also assist in the procedure for obtaining recognition of quality labels.
Local authorities: protect and defend your names and brands!
The names of local authorities are protected by the intellectual property code. Since 2015, municipalities, regions and EPCIs benefit from an notification procedure by the INPI and can file oppositions against conflicting later filed trade mark applications.
Specialized support for the protection of geographical names
Our team monitors your local authority names for you so that you receive alerts on potentially conflicting trademark applications accompanied by a legal opinion. We also assist you in defending your rights through opposition proceedings, as well as in protecting collective trademarks that may be subject to regulations for use.