Cointreau Wins Preliminary US Sales Ban On Rival Liqueur

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge said Tuesday that triple sec purveyor Cointreau Corp. was likely to succeed in proving allegations that companies that own and distribute similar orange liqueur Controy have diluted Cointreau's trademarks, issuing a preliminary injunction on U.S. sales of Controy.

U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey granted Cointreau's bid for the preliminary injunction against Pura Vida Tequila Co. LLC and La Madrilena SA de CV, finding Cointreau was likely to win the merits of its case. Cointreau alleges that the name, bottle shape and...
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