How much influence does E.U. recognition of a G.I. impact other parties like U.K. and U.S.? I'm new to this side of things, but I recall there being some legal fights within the U.S. around Cuban rums.

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Great question. For the UK, I'm not 100% sure yet, post-brexit.

For the US, it sadly has little impact. See this story I wrote: https://cocktailwonk.com/2019/11/can-us-recognize-rum-regulations.html

The legal fights within the US regarding Cuban rums aren't over the GI itself, Trademark ownership issues is much more likely.

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