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STL Professor Danny Friedmann’s Co-edited Book Awarded the OIV Award for 2021

STL assistant professor Danny Friedmann’s co-edited book, Wine Law and Policy, together with Professors Julien Chaisse (CityU of Hong Kong) and Fernando Dias Simões (CUHK), has been awarded the OIV Award for 2021. OIV is the Intergovernmental Organization of a scientific and technical nature of recognized competence for its works concerning vines, wine, it is composed of 48 member states and the EU. The Vitivinicultural Law OIV Award is a distinction granted each year by an International Jury composed of eminent personalities in the vitivinicultural world. The Jury recognizes works of reference and its decision is absolute and based on consensus.

Professor Friedmann: “Our 800-page volume is the first holistic study of the comprehensive field of wine law and policy which posits that the wine laws and regulations have caused an enormous imbalance between different jurisdictions, which has either resulted in the overregulation, which stifles innovation, and under-regulation, which leaves many a wine consumer clueless about what they are drinking. This book brings together legal scholarship about trade law, intellectual property rights, and health law and policy which are all relevant for the future of the wine industry.”

The book includes over thirty scholars from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. Professor Friedmann co-authored the introduction, and authored the chapter Grafting the Old and New World: Towards a Universal Trademark Register that Cancels Generic IGO Terms.

The book “Wine Law and Policy: From National Terroirs to a Global Market”, has been published by Brill.

From left to right: Professors Danny Friedmann (STL); Fernando Dias Simões (CUHK) and Julien Chaisse (CityU of Hong Kong).