Maker's Mark Wins Injunction In Cuervo IP Dispute

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT) -- Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. has won an injunction barring Jose Cuervo International Inc. from putting a red wax seal on its tequila bottles, with a federal judge ruling that Cuervo’s seal infringes the trademarked wax seal used on Maker’s Mark whiskey bottles for dozens of years.

Maker’s Mark’s red dripping wax trademark is valid, and Cuervo’s use of a similar red dripping wax infringes Maker’s Mark’s trademark, but does not dilute the mark, Judge John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western...
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