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Georgia muffing Khvanchkara2011-03-01 21:05
Georgian government failed to register the right of selling Khvanchkara wine in the USA. Raw material for the wine is produced in the only spot on the planet - the region of Racha. It turned out that the trademark has long been patented by Dozortsev and Sons Company that has been importing Georgian wines to America for many years. Georgia does not agree with the exclusive rights owned by a Soviet emigrant from Odessa and intends to go at law with him. Meanwhile, it was Dozortsev and Sons that made local wines more or less popular abroad.
Georgia failed to patent the right of selling one of the most original Georgian wines, Khvanchkara, in the USA. The grapes from which it is made grow on the bank of the Rioni River in the region of Racha and nowhere else in the world. The legal casus emerged because of the outstanding handiness of a company founded by Soviet emigrants from Odessa, Dozortsev and Sons. The company outran Georgian officers and registered an exclusive right to sell Khvanchkara in America. Besides, the Dozortsevs trade in five Georgian wines that they buy from the best Georgian manufacturers.
One of Dozortsev's partners is Kindzmarauli Georgian corporation, which, in its turn, owns an exclusive right of wine production in Kindzmaraulskaya micro region, managed to penetrate the American market and be recognized there due to the mediation of the importing company.
In 2004, in the state of Indiana, Georgian Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani and Tsinandali won a bronze award among three thousand wines from 17 world countries that took part in the wine show. The right to represent wines belonged only to American companies, including importers. However, manufacturers were not left in the shadow either and the same year, the owner of the Kindzmarauli association Tamaz Konchoshvili received a Platinum Branch at the international Quality Summit in New York, which is the highest award.
Director General for Kindzmarauli Company Nugzar Ksovreli explained to GeorgiaTimes that manufacturers do not trade abroad themselves, thus needing factoring companies. Besides, Dozortsev and Sons is not the only importer of Georgian wines in the USA. According to Nugzar Ksovreli, neither is Khvanchkara sold by a single company in America.