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The trade association for Scotch whisky has successfully registered the product in South Korea, as the group continues to secure post-Brexit protection.

The Scotch Whisky Association said last week that an application to register 'Scotch Whisky' as a certification trademark was accepted. That certification, which enhances the industry's legal protection in South Korea, is presently dealt with through the EU-South Korea free-trade agreement.

"The industry takes the legal protection of Scotch whisky very seriously," said Lindesay Low, legal deputy director at the SWA. "Only through robust and consistent action can consumers be assured that the Scotch whisky they enjoy is the genuine article each and every time.

"By securing a certification trademark in South Korea, the SWA has ensured continued legal protection for Scotch whisky post-Brexit."

Earlier this year, the SWA announced an agreement between the UK and the US that will continue to recognise Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey and Tennessee and Bourbon whiskey in bilateral trade following the UK's exit from the EU. 

At present, the UK is scheduled to leave the bloc on or before 31 October. 

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Sectors: Spirits

Companies: Scotch Whisky Association

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