UK/INDIA: SWA falls again at latest Khoday India hurdle
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) plans to continue its fight against Khoday India's Peter Scot whisky brand in India, despite its latest legal setback.
Earlier this week, the Indian Supreme Court dismissed a petition from the SWA seeking a review of a ruling last May allowing the Indian company to continue using the term Peter Scot.
The trade body has argued that the name and the label text - "distilled from the finest malt and blended with the choicest whiskies by Scotch experts under Government supervision" - could lead consumers to believe the Indian made spirit is actually Scottish in origin.
When contacted by just-drinks today, a spokesperson for the SWA said: "The SWA is considering with its Indian lawyers what avenues are open to overturn a decision which we consider to be fundamentally flawed and contrary to the evidence."
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