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Wine Law Conference

June 2-4

UC Davis School of Law, King Hall

Wine Law Conference Toward a Common Standard: New European Union Label Laws and Geographic Indicators of Origin

A seminar focusing on wine laws related to wine trade names and appellations - the legally defined and protected geographical regions where wine grapes are grown - will be held June 2 to 4 at the University of California, Davis.

The seminar, coordinated by the UC Davis School of Law, will bring together wine producers, marketers, importers, exporters, lawyers, academics and other interested parties from the United States and Europe to explore the background and implications of recent changes in European and U.S. wine laws.

Panel discussions will be moderated by Madhavi Sunder, a professor and intellectual property expert, at the UC Davis School of Law, Clare Hasler-Lewis, executive director of  UC Davis' Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, and James Lapsley, adjunct professor, in the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology and researcher for the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center.

The conference is open to the public, and the $750 registration fee covers conference materials and meals. Registration and the seminar program are available online at:


  • UC Davis School of Law
  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
  • Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI), UC Davis
  • Center for International Education, UC Davis Extension
  • Holland & Knight
  • Agricultural Issues Center (AIC), University of California
  • CBH Rechtsanwalte

For more information, please contact Whitney Denning at or 530-752-3772