Napa Winery Seeks To Drown Irish Whiskey Trademark Claims

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 7:46 PM EST) -- A California winery launched a suit in district court Thursday in response to a cease-and-desist letter claiming its new brand is encroaching on the territory of the maker of Jameson Irish Whiskey and may dilute the potency of the distiller's trademarks.

Madison Vineyard Holdings LLC's “Jamieson Ranch Vineyards” began operations in June on 300 acres in Napa Valley, Calif., and started selling wine in September, according to the company. The trademark dispute kicked off shortly after the Jamieson mark was published Dec. 3 in the Trademark Official...
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Case Information

Case Title

Madison Vineyard Holdings, LLC v. Irish Distillers Limited

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

February 26, 2014

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