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Oct/02

Apples of Oregon and South African ROOIBOS Tea


The term ROOIBOS (pronounced “royboss”), meaning “red bush”, is a generic term for a type of tea indigenous to South Africa.  An American company registered the name as a trademark in the U.S. The National Law Journal Intellectual Property supplement this week has an interesting article on the dispute and the question of protection of foreign appellations of origin.

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