Distillery Didn't Violate 'Cowboy' Trademark, Texas Jury Finds

Law360, New York (January 12, 2017, 4:57 PM EST) -- Lone Star Distillery LLC did not infringe a rival’s trademark for the word “cowboy” by selling bourbon with the word in its name, a Texas federal jury ruled Wednesday, following a December false start that ended in a mistrial.

The trial began on Jan. 9 between defendant Lone Star, which does business as Garrison Brothers Distillery, and Allied Lomar Inc.

Allied Lomar sells Cowboy Little Barrel bourbon and whiskey under registered trademarks, according to its February 2015 amended complaint, and Lone Star sells a product called...
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