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Make Wine, Not War—San Antonio Winery v. Lara Vineyard

On February 18, 2016 By jblasco

Lara Vineyard, a vineyard located in San Antonio, Texas, is currently feeling the [grapes of] wrath from San Antonio Winery, a vineyard located in Los Angeles, California. On January 19, 2016, San Antonio Winery filed a trademark-infringement suit against Lara Vineyard for its use of the words “San Antonio” on the label of [...]

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I wish I could say that when I buy wine, my choice depends on sophisticated concepts such as varietal, bouquet, and finish. But in reality, it often comes down to how pretty the label is.

Wine producers are well aware of how easily they can manipulate me and my fellow consumers through appealing [...]

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“The Situation” Has A Trademark Situation

On September 17, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

Recently, Jersey Shore cast members have suffered some trademark grenades. In August, Snooki attempted to register her nickname for use on the books, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register “Snooki” due to a likelihood of confusion with the cartoon cat “Snooky” from the children’s book, Adventures of Snooky; Under [...]

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