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Republic of Moldova

Law No. 57-XVI of March 10, 2006 on Wines and Vines

Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:July 19, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):March 10, 2006
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Property, Trademarks
Notes:
The WTO notification States:
'The Law contains detailed provisions on the attribution of appellations of origin to wines and other wine products.
Article 15 of the Law relates to the attribution of origin to wines and other wine products. According to Article 15, the appellation of origin is attributed to natural wines and other winery products originating from a geographic area with specific qualitative characteristics determined exclusively by natural and/or human factors specific to that geographic area, in conformity with the Regulation on preparation of wines with appellations of origin adopted by the Government. In conformity with the provisions of Article 16(3), the use of a geographical indication identifying wines for wines not originating in the place indicated by the geographic indication, even where the true origin of the goods is indicated or the geographical indication is used in translation or accompanied by expressions such as 'kind', 'type', 'style', 'imitation' or the like shall be prohibited.'

For the date of entry into force: see Article 37 for further details.
Available Texts: 
Moldovan

Legea viei si vinului nr. 57-XVI din 10 martie 2006 Legea viei si vinului nr. 57-XVI din 10 martie 2006, Complete document (pdf) [74 KB]

Russian

Закон Республики Молдова о Винограде и Вине Nr. 57-XVI от 10.03.2006 Закон Республики Молдова о Винограде и Вине Nr. 57-XVI  от 10.03.2006, Complete document (pdf) [114 KB]

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