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Italian vinegar makers lose court battle over 'balsamic' term


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The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that Italian vinegar makers from Italy's Modena province can't stop German competitors from using "balsamic" and other terms to advertise or describe their products.

The protection of the name Aceto Balsamico di Modena does not extend to the use of "non-geographical individual terms," the European Union (EU) Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled.


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