Moet, Zodiac Smooth Out Vodka Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Vodka maker Zodiac Spirits Inc. has settled its trademark infringement case against Belvedere vodka importer Moet Hennessy USA Inc. and other companies over a $10 million advertising campaign describing Belvedere as “naturally smooth.”

Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan signed off Thursday on the plaintiff's voluntary dismissal of claims against all the defendants.

“The action was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all the parties,” attorney Marc Beginin, who represents Zodiac, said Friday.

Richardson, Texas-based Zodiac sued...
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