Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced aims to protect common names for U.S. cheese and other productsRead More
The EU makes trade agreements that deny market access to cheesemakers who have long used common names like parmesan, feta, fontina, gorgonzola and asiago.
U.S. cheesemakers get legal win to use common name 'gruyere' (INFOGRAPHIC)Read More
Ruling occurs after lawyers representing a Swiss GI organization sent threatening letters to U.S. companies using the term “gruyere.”
Trump Administration urged to seek stronger commitments to protect generic cheese namesRead More
New steps needed to ensure our trading partners fully vet geographical indications.
Why Europe Must not own 'Parmesan' and 'Feta'Read More
Cheese names could be discussed again as U.S. and EU negotiators meet this week for another round of TTIP talks.
U.S. Senate Warns EU to Stop Food Fight Over Dairy NamesRead More
Letter challenges EU efforts to restrict how U.S. companies market cheese.
EU's Threat to Common Cheese Names Hits HomeRead More
The threat is very real and obviously escalating, as any glance at the past six months’ events will attest.
EU's Geographical Indications Pose ThreatRead More
When the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) went into effect in March, it opened many doors to U.S. cheese suppliers. A few, however, remained shut—not from latent protectionist fears of the Koreans, as we might have originally feared, but the strategic maneuvering of the European Commission, which is in charge of policy and negotiating agreements for the European Union (EU).