États-Unis d'Amérique
Indications géographiques
10. Please describe in detail the manner in which the higher level of protection required for wines and spirits under Article 23.2 of the TRIPS Agreement is implemented, citing to the relevant provisions of law or regulation, and provide examples of geographical indications for such products.
In accordance with TRIPS Art. 23.2, s. 13 also enables an interested person to initiate court proceedings where a geographical indication is used on a wine or spirit that does not originate in the place indicated by the GI. This protection extends 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. There are no registered geographical indications in Saint Kitts and Nevis.