LEX VINI

TTB Issues Ruling re COLAs for Beer

Breweries wishing to sell beer within their home states got a break from TTB as part of the federal government’s ongoing efforts to streamline the alcohol beverage label approval process.  In a ruling issued on March 27, 2013 the TTB announced that there is no need for them to apply for either a certificate of […]

WIPO Symposium on Geographical Indications Wraps Up in Bangkok

The biennial World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications wrapped up today in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2013 Symposium was hosted by the Thailand Department of Intellectual Property. The two-day Symposium featured eight educational sessions with over thirty speakers from across the world discussing issues related to the protection and enforcement of geographical […]

TROs and Preliminary Injunctions: The Wine Advocate, Inc. v. Antonio Galloni

Much has been written about the lawsuit filed by Robert Parker’s company, The Wine Advocate, Inc. (“TWA”), against Antonio Galloni, specifically on the allegations of fraud, defamation and breach of contract. But buried on page 21 of this 26 page complaint may be one of the most intriguing aspects of this action: a request by […]

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