A win for our competition and consumer law team

We are delighted that our competition and consumer law team led by Zhulieta Mandazhieva has helped Babich Wines win a case before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.

The case featured the circulation of wines, labelled in a way as to imitate the products of Babich Wines. By creating labels that bear a strong visual resemblance to the labels of Babich Wines, the infringing company misled consumers about the origin of their wines, their producer, seller, method and place of production, and - most importantly - the quality of the wine offered for sale.

The overall appearance and especially the label of a wine bottle are an essential guide for determining consumers' market behaviour.

The infringing company is sanctioned financially, and the Commission imposed an injunction with immediate effect.

Published on Nov 26, 2021

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