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On Reserve Author to Teach at University of Reims’ 2017 Wine & Law Program

Champagne France University Reims Wine Law Program Trademark Geographical Indications

This summer, I will return to the University of Reims to teach another course on wine law at the Wine & Law Program.

This year, the Program is in its seventh session and will discuss topics related to trademark law and geographical indications for spirits. The course will focus on topics including introduction to wine marketing, the European protection of Geographical Indications, European trademark law, and Australian and U.S. protection of Geographical Indications and Trademarks. The faculty includes Stephen Charters, MW, Silvère Lefevre, Stefan Martin, Stephen Stern, and Theodore Georgopoulos. 

The course takes place this year from June 19 to 28, 2017 in the heart of France’s eponymous Champagne region, which is a truly perfect setting for learning more about wine law and wine. The program also includes tastings, sightseeing, and socializing. To learn more about this year’s program, please visit Wine Law in the EU (7th Summer School).

Mr. Georgopoulos runs the Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in the Champagne region of France. The Program includes the summer school session, hosted each year in English, as well as a one-year, full-time program, taught in French (DU vitivinicole et des spiritueux).

You can read more about my time at the 2011 Wine & Law Program in the article Life After Champagne: Synopsis of the 2011 Wine & Law Summer Program as well as my experience as a faculty member in 2015 in the article 2015 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France.

Photograph property of Lindsey A. Zahn.

Lindsey A. Zahn


Lindsey is the founder and author of On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog. She is an alcohol beverage and food attorney and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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