Jack Daniel's Accuses Whiskey Rival Of Aping Bottle Design

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The owner of the Jack Daniel's trademarks has accused a Tennessee-based distillery of copying its iconic bottle and label designs for the distillery's unaged rye whiskey, hitting the company with an infringement complaint in Tennessee federal court last week.

The Oct. 18 complaint by Jack Daniel's Properties Inc. alleged that Popcorn Sutton Distilling LLC overhauled the packaging for its line of Tennessee white whiskey sometime within the past year and that the new packaging is likely to cause confusion in the marketplace that the two brands...
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