Anheuser-busch, Heineken Agree To End Draft Pour Ip Row

Anheuser-Busch and Heineken asked a New York federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss an intellectual property lawsuit alleging Heineken infringed Anheuser-Busch's patented inventions designed to protect


‘safe’ Doesn’t Mean ‘legal,’ 11th Circ. Told In Bacardi Gin Row

A Bacardi customer on Monday slammed a federal judge's dismissal of his suit claiming the liquor maker used a harmful and illegal ingredient in its gin, telling the Eleventh Circuit that just because

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Investors Try To Put Cap Back On Sodastream-pepsi Deal

SodaStream International Ltd. shareholders filed a proposed class action Thursday in New York federal court aiming to block the company’s $3.2 billion merger with PepsiCo Inc., arguing the fizzy-wat


Brand Battles: Starbucks Aims To Stop ‘anti-semitic’ Term

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Starbucks asks the board to block a mark it says has been used to "express extreme anti-Semitic views," college footb


Beer Maker To Face Trimmed Claims In Guinness Ad Suit

A Massachusetts federal judge has trimmed a proposed class action accusing the maker of Guinness Extra Stout of misrepresenting that the beer was brewed in Dublin when it was actually brewed in Canada


What Beer Marketers Should Know About State False Ad Laws

Recently, several class actions have sprung up alleging consumers were deceived as to where beer they purchased was produced. These complaints are uniformly met with a motion to dismiss, and in the op


Aykroyd’s Vodka Co. Can’t Get $4.3m Attys Fees In Ip Suit

A California federal judge on Friday officially granted more than $870,000 in disgorgement of profits to Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka company after finding a rival stole its bottle's tra


Top 7 Trademark Rulings Of 2017: A Midyear Review

From karaoke tracks to SpongeBob Squarepants to Google to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Slants and the Redskins, it was an action-packed first half of 2017 in the world of trademark la


Aykroyd’s Vodka Co. Nears $870k Win, Us Ban In Ip Row

A California federal judge tentatively ruled Tuesday that Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka company is entitled to a U.S. sales ban and $870,000 in disgorged profits from a spirits rival that knoc


Fed. Circ. Revives ‘insignia’ Wine Trademark Fight

The Federal Circuit has revived a case filed by an "Insignia" wine brand that aims to cancel a trademark registration for "Bradley Star Insignia" cigars, saying the Trademark Trial

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