Bacardi, Anheuser-Busch Win Appeal In Dispute Over Liquor Trademarks

Law360, New York (June 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York appeals court has sided with Bacardi and Anheuser-Busch in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Star Industries over their use of the letter “O” in alcoholic beverages.

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York handed down a unanimous decision on behalf of Bacardi and Anheuser-Busch, affirming the dismissal of trademark infringement and unfair competition claims brought by Star Industries.

The case was appealed from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which heard a bench...
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