Jack Daniel's Drops Trademark Suit Over Whiskey Bottles

Law360, New York (May 5, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Tennessee whiskey maker Jack Daniel's has resolved a trademark infringement lawsuit in which it accused a local rival of copying its iconic bottle and label design, according to settlement papers approved Monday.

U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campell granted a joint motion for dismissal of the lawsuit Jack Daniel's Properties Inc. brought last fall against Popcorn Sutton Distilling LLC — a suit that claimed the smaller Tennessee-based distiller overhauled its packaging specifically to look like Jack Daniel's. Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey — more famously known as “moonshine” — was previously served in mason jars.

The terms of the settlement were...

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