The global buzz around Scotch Whisky shows no sign of abating. The value of Scotch Whisky exports hit £6.2bn in 2022. Bottles of Scotch Whisky were exported to around 180 markets worldwide and accounted for 77% of Scottish food and drink exports and 25% of all UK food and drink exports. According to data compiled by The Scotch Whisky Association, the Asia-Pacific region overtook the EU as the Scotch Whisky industry’s largest regional market with double-digit growth in Taiwan, Singapore, India and China.
In our latest piece published by Innovations in Food Technology, Jason Chester discusses how the stark popularity of Scotch Whisky, means it is undoubtedly susceptible to counterfeits and trade mark infringement. Jason emphasises the importance of a robust IP strategy as he considers the effectiveness of preventative legislation and explains how counterfeiters often read between the lines to exploit the global demand without infringing the product’s registered IP rights