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Europe disappointed over U.S. court’s gruyère decision

January 14, 2022 at 3:52 PM
“Unfortunately,” the U.S. system protecting geographical indications is not as robust as the European one, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday, referring to a recent U.S. court decision declaring gruyere a generic cheese name – and laying bare, once again, the fundamental disagreement between the two trans-Atlantic powers on this subject. In a ruling made public last week, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia determined gruyere had become a common generic name for U.S. cheese...


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