Agave Settles Rum Drink Trademark Spat With Sazerac
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2013, 8:18 PM ET) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday approved the dismissal of a trademark suit in which Agave Loco LLC accused fellow liquor maker Sazerac Co. Inc. of infringing Agave's “Rumchata” and “Chata” marks for cream-based rum beverages, this after the parties reached a settlement.
U.S. District Ronald A. Guzman said the parties agreed to a voluntary dismissal of the action with prejudice and have to bear their own costs and attorneys' fees. A Sept. 24 court filing said Agave and Sazerac had reached a settlement, although its...