Jack Daniel's Takes Dog Toy TM Fight To Supreme Court

Law360 (September 21, 2020, 4:16 PM EDT) -- Jack Daniel's is pressing the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that a dog toy called "Bad Spaniels" infringed the company's trademarks, arguing that a lower court was "egregiously misguided" when it cited concern for the First Amendment.

In a petition for certiorari posted Friday, the spirits giant asked the justices to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling in March that afforded greater legal leeway to the "expressive" toy, which looks like the famous whiskey bottle but replaces the text with light-hearted canine puns.

Jack Daniel's told the high court that the Ninth Circuit's "bungling" of the case was the result of too...

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