Aykroyd's Vodka Co. Nears $870K Win, US Ban In IP Row

By Bonnie Eslinger (June 13, 2017, 7:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge tentatively ruled Tuesday that Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka company is entitled to a U.S. sales ban and $870,000 in disgorged profits from a spirits rival that knocked off its iconic bottle — short of the worldwide ban and $13 million the company requested.

U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall said she based her tentative award on data provided by defendant Element Spirits Inc. on its gross sales after expenses from 2010 to 2015. After prevailing in March in its trade dress infringement suit, Crystal Head Vodka maker Globefill Inc. is also seeking $4.3 million in attorneys'...

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