Gunmaker Sues Liquor Co. Over Tommy Guns Vodka

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- The company behind the famed Thompson submachine gun, better known as the Tommy gun, sued an Illinois liquor maker last week for selling a brand of vodka under the trademarked gun name.

New York-based Saeilo Enterprises Inc. still produces and sells the gun, which rose to infamy as the weapon of choice for Prohibition-era mobsters and has long been a staple of the Hollywood arsenal. On March 27, it said Alphonse Capone Enterprises Inc. has been trying to tread on that fame by selling a product...
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Case Information

Case Title

Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. v. Alphonse Capone Enterprises, Inc.

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Jorge L. Alonso

Date Filed

March 27, 2013

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