October 6, 2015
Scotch Whiskey will now boast an increased level of protection against falsified products within OAPI countries. The spirit drink which is produced in Scotland, is widely protected and registered as a geographical indication around the world has now proceeded to do the same within the members of the Organisation Africaine de la Propriete Intellectuelle (OAPI), which covers a vast area of the African continent.
Market forecasters also predict that demand for such products within the regional market will continue to increase. GI protection will prove beneficial both for consumers and for the Scotch Whiskey Industry as it will guarantee the quality and distinction for consumers and it will also protect the industry against falsification and unfair competition.