A bid by Champagne industry chiefs to ban a Spanish kids drink Champin has gone flat after a ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court.
Champagne industry chiefs have lost their battle to ban a Spanish kids fizzy drink named Champin, which they claimed was trying to make illegal use of their famous brand.
But Spain’s Supreme Court threw out on Monday the complaint by the Comité Interprofessionel Du Vin de Champagne, which had called for the banning of the Champín brand as well as all bottles already on the market to be withdrawn. The Champagne industry is fiercely protective over its name and appellation – meaning only products made within the geographical region of Champagne can be classed as “Champagne”.
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