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What Do Jack & Coke and Trademark Infringement Have in Common? They Both Lead to Actual Confusion: Jack Daniel's Sues Jakk’d Beverages

The "Jack Daniel's" trademark was first used in the United States in connection with whiskey in 1866 and has been used continuously since then, except during prohibition. Recently, Jack Daniel's filed a trademark infringement suit against Jakk'd, which produces and sells various...

How Many “Jacks” Can Co-Exist in the World of Alcohol? Trademark Complainant Wants to Know

Mark Anthony International, SRL recently filed a lawsuit against Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. (JDPI), seeking a declaratory judgment that it has the right to sell a margarita-flavored malt beverage under the trademark Cayman Jack and to register the trademark with the USPTO. The lawsuit was...

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP: A Conclusion to the High-Stakes Battle for the Red Dripping Wax Seal

Kenyon Successfully Protects Iconic Company Trademark New York, May 9, 2012 -- Maker's Mark and Kenyon & Kenyon LLP won a high-stakes battle for the red dripping wax seal today. In a case which has been closely followed by companies and trademark practitioners, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of...

Pellegrini Wine Trademarks Ignite Family Feud

Last week, Pellegrini Bros. Wines (PBW), which owns trademarks in "Pellegrini" and "Olivet Lane Estate," accused Robert Pellegrini of trademark infringement. Robert has served as the Director of Production, Sales and Marketing for PBW since 1987. He is also a director / vice-president...

Sands Anderson PC: Beyond the Name and Logo: Trade Dress Protection

By Donna Ray Berkelhammer Trademark attorneys are talking about the Maker's Mark decision, where the red dripping sealing wax on a bottle of Makers Mark ® bourbon was found to be a trademark and Jose Cuervo was stopped from using a similar red dripping seal on tequila. Part of the stir is...