Help us protect Scotch Whisky
The SWA legal team cannot visit every market worldwide. The team relies on information from the SWA's member companies, its international network of lawyers and investigators and members of the public to alert them to problems so that prompt legal action can be taken.
If you come across a suspicious product or you have concerns about whiskies on sale in any country, please contact us. Your help with the vital task of protecting Scotch Whisky is greatly appreciated.
The SWA's legal team will need to know the identity and location of the seller of the brand you are concerned about. If possible, images of the products would be very helpful.
Take a look at our guide on how to spot fake Scotch Whisky, and how to contact the Scotch Whisky Association Legal team with details of suspicious products.
Help us protect Scotch Whisky news & commentary
Scotch Whisky Secures Trademark Protection in Hong Kong
Scotch Whisky now has trademark protection in Hong Kong for the first time.
SWA Legal Team Toasts WTR Awards Success as Best Not-for-Profit Organisation
The Scotch Whisky Association's Legal Affairs team has won its third World Trademark Review award in five years.
Joint statement with Macaloney Brewer & Distillers Ltd
A joint statement with Macaloney Brewer & Distillers Ltd
Decision over Glen Buchenbach upheld by appeal court
The SWA has won the legal case against the use of 'Glen' in Germany.
Scotch Whisky is registered as a GI in Laos
Scotch Whisky has officially been registered as a Geographical Indication in Laos
SWA releases new guidance on personal investment in Scotch Whisky casks
The SWA has published guidance for individuals looking to invest in Scotch Whisky casks.
Scotch Whisky secures GI protection in Cambodia
Cambodia is the latest country in which Scotch Whisky's geographical indication is officially registered.
SWA legal team wins 'Team of the Year' award
The SWA has been recognised for its work to protect Scotch Whisky at an awards ceremony in Boston.
SWA Comments on Glen Buchenbach case
Our case against Glen Buchenbach presented clear and compelling evidence to the court that 'Glen' is strongly associated with Scotland and Scotch Whisky, and the only reason to use 'Glen' for a German whisky is because of its undoubted association with Scotch Whisky.
Help us protect Scotch Whisky publications
Thinking of investing in Scotch Whisky?
The SWA has produced guidance for consumers of what to consider when investing in a cask of Scotch Whisky.
Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009: Guidance for Producers and Bottlers
The following guidance is aimed at assisting those producing and selling Scotch Whisky, and those designing labels, packaging and advertising, to comply with the 2009 Scotch Whisky Regulations.