Opportunity to Object to Registration of European Union Geographical Indications

The below notice will be published in the Trade Marks Journal on 8 June 2017

AUSTRALIAN GRAPE AND WINE AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF EUROPEAN UNION GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Opportunity to object

In accordance with Regulation 57 of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations 1981 (AGWA Regulations), the Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission of the European Union has applied for determination of 906 wine geographical indications (GIs).

The list of the proposed new GIs can be found at www.wineaustralia.com/news/articles/european-union-geographical-indications

Invitation to make written objections

In accordance with Regulation 57 of the AGWA Regulations, persons are invited to make written objections to the Registrar of Trade Marks on the grounds of objection set out in regulation 58 of the AGWA Regulations until COB 22 August 2017. The grounds can be viewed online at www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2014C00910.

Objections must be accompanied by the fee of $500 and addressed to:

IP Australia
Trade Marks Hearings and Opposition Section
PO Box 200
WODEN ACT 2606
 

Alternatively, objections can be submitted electronically using IP Australia’s ‘eServices’ via www.ipaustralia.gov.au and the $500 fee can be paid electronically by using the following method:

Under MYPAYMENTS choose:

  • General payments (Includes: Invitation to Pay, Invoices, Underpayments)
  • Other payment
  • In the Instructions field enter ‘Objection to geographical indication’ and follow prompts.

If any party objects to the determination, the Registrar of Trade Marks will write to all the parties, inviting them to file relevant evidence within three months of the date of the invitation to lodge evidence.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Rachel Triggs, Registrar of Geographical Indications and Other Terms: rachel.triggs@wineaustralia.com

Publish online date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017