Top 10 Trademark Rulings Of 2018

By Bill Donahue (December 13, 2018, 2:23 PM EST) -- From Beyonce to "Honey Badger" to Converse's Chuck Taylor, 2018 was chock-full of major court rulings on trademark law. Here are the 10 biggest you need to remember, plus four more that didn't make the cut.

10. Sazerac v. Peristyle

The Sixth Circuit's June ruling said it was legal fair use for the new owners of the historic Old Taylor bourbon distillery to use that name to describe the property, rejecting an infringement lawsuit from the spirits giant that currently owns the "Old Taylor" brand.

Peristyle LLC, which bought the old brewery in 2015, didn't plan to use the Taylor name,...

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