18574Re: Cheese after wine
- Aug 5, 2007Jumping back to a 'cheese war' from last February, there was
discussion about a Slovak-Polish argument for the rights to a special
cheese from the Tatra Mountain region. I just stumbled across a
Polish site, in English, presenting their side - and showing a map of
the area that includes primarily Slovakia. They make some intersting
statements such as
"Podhale, nestled high up in the Tatra Mountains on the Polish side of
the Polish and Slovak border"
"Podhale has been changing hands of foreign suitors many a time"
"Although the Tatra region spreads to Slovakia, this type of cheese is
only made in Poland."
"The regions of Podhale, Orawa and Spis are all located on the
southern border of Poland, neighboring Slovakia."
The European commissioners must have had a tough time keeping straight
faces when they heard the arguments for exclusive rights to this cheese!
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Votruba" <votrubam@...>
>US--Czech > battle over Budweiser, originally also just a regional
> > HAHAHA!!!! An international dispute over cheese
> Yes, it's become similar to disputes about trademarks. The
designation, > has still not been legally resolved.
>of > various traditional European food products. Should Poland get
> The European Union has been granting exclusive rights to the names
the > exclusive rights to "ostiepok," Slovakia would have to change
its name > (at least for export). Exclusive "country" rights to, or
"formula > standards" for the names of a number of traditional
cheeses, liquors, > other products that didn't use to be trademarks
have already been > legislated.
>it > enormously. In the past the dispute over the Greek claim to feta
> The EU has speeded up this process somewhat recently, and expanded
> cheese, for example, took about 20 years to resolve.can/cannot > be called "vodka."
> BTW, a major pan-European battle going on now is about what
> votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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