Legal Report 2015-16

23 May 2016

The work of the Legal Affairs Department is wide ranging and there has been no let-up in the pace of activity, which remains frenetic.

The following pages give a taste of the different areas and topics covered.

  • Introduction
  • Protecting Scotch Whisky globally
  • Alcohol and society
  • A competitive, sustainable and fairly taxed industry
  • Fair access to markets worldwide
  • Relationships with opinion formers
  • Germany
  • China & South Africa
  • India
  • Trade Marks Update
  • Registration of Scotch Whisky as a Geographical Indication
  • Scotch Whisky labelling rules - a year in review
  • The Scotch Whisky Research Institute