Your Whiskey Is Safe From Infringers!

Okay, so this story (courtesy of the WSJ Law Blog) has nothing to do with Washington law, but it does have to do with civil litigation generally, and it also has something to do with whiskey. As a former (and future?) civil litigator, I know that civil litigators love whiskey, so I thought you might be interested.

As you may know, Makers Mark is the official whiskey of Ziff Blog. (Yes, I am hoping this endorsement gets me some free whiskey.) Well, they’ve been involved in some trademark litigation recently. For those of you who drink Makers, you know there’s a nice little wax seal on the bottle. Apparently, the folks at Jose Cuervo recently started selling a “premium” tequila in the United States that also had a nice little wax seal (although I am sure it was not as nice). So Makers Mark sued — and won. Now Cuervo can no longer use the wax seal. Huzzah!

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