UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law


In a dense global market, wine is heavily reliant on catering to the needs of consumers. Consumers, as part of the decision-making process, rely on information – comprising information type, and the way that it is portrayed. This article identifies branding opportunities for New World wineries – particularly in the United States and Australia – to capitalize on without compromising innovation in branding nor breaching IP law. It highlights that wineries in the New World have a plethora of opportunity to create a spunk and pizazz effect in their branding. At the same time, it cautions what wineries should avoid for the purpose of otherwise being classified as ‘scandalous’.