Maker's Mark Targets Jose Cuervo Over Wax Seal

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Bourbon producer Maker's Mark Distillery Inc. has sued the maker of Jose Cuervo tequila for using a red wax seal on bottles of reserve tequila, claiming the seal infringes Maker's Mark's famous wax-dipped bottle.

Kentucky-based Maker’s Mark filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky against Mexico-based Tequila Cuervo la Rojena SA de CV and its parent company Diageo North America Inc., alleging that the bottle for Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia tequila bears a wax seal that...
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