Dan Aykroyd's Skull Vodka Co. Wins Booze Bottle IP Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2017, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A tequila company ripped off the distinctive skull-shaped bottle of comedy legend Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, a California federal jury found on Wednesday, handing Crystal Head a win in its trade dress infringement suit.

After roughly four hours of deliberations in downtown Los Angeles, the eight-person jury on Wednesday delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of Crystal Head maker Globefill Inc., finding that defendants Elements Spirits Inc. and its founder Kimi Brandi had intentionally infringed Globefill’s trade dress by making and selling KAH brand tequila. The jury found that KAH, which comes in Day of the Dead-inspired skull-shaped bottles, was...

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