European Union
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Geographical Indications
17. Please describe how additional protection is granted by your legislation to wines and spirits. Please mention other types of products, if any, covered by this additional protection.
Section 13 of the Act enables an interested person to institute proceedings in respect of unlawful use of geographical indications. Unlawful use means use of a geographical indication on a good that does not originate in the geographical area indicated therein in a manner which misleads the public as to the true geographical origin of the goods. In addition to that protection, s. 13(1)(c) provides that it would still constitute unlawful use in respect of wines and spirits where the true origin of such goods is indicated or the geographical indication is used in translation or accompanied by expressions such as "kind", "type", "style", "imitation" or the like.