Applebee's Settles Trademark Suit Over 'Vampire' Cocktails

By Bill Donahue (May 24, 2021, 9:20 PM EDT) -- Applebee's reached a settlement Monday to resolve a trademark lawsuit filed by a company that sells wine under the Vampire brand, ending a case over a Halloween-themed "Vampire" cocktail that came served with a pair of plastic fangs.

In a motion filed in Los Angeles federal court, Vampire Family Brands LLC and the restaurant chain said they had "reached a mutually satisfactory resolution" to the dispute over the fruity cocktail Applebee's launched ahead of Halloween in 2019.

As is typical, public documents did not include any terms of the settlement, and neither side's attorneys immediately returned requests for comment on the...

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