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Water = Wine? Joel Gott Wines Defeats GOTT LIGHT Trademark for Water

On June 26, 2013, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (“TTAB”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) sustained the opposition filed by Joel Gott Wines (“JGW”) against the trademark application for GOTT LIGHT and Design for water based on JGW’s prior registrations for GOTT and JOEL GOTT for wine. A copy of the […]

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Syndicat Denied by USPTO in Attempt to Protect Appellation

Like a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape I’m fine like wine when I start to rap We need body rockin’, not perfection Let me get some action from the back section   ~ “Body Movin’” by The Beastie Boys   The Beastie Boys cannot be pleased and there undoubtedly will be no body rockin’ at the Syndicat Des […]

Third Party Providers: Current state of play in California and New York

The June 2013 edition of Wines & Vines Magazine / Practical Winery & Vineyard Journal contains an article by DP&F’s John Trinidad on working with Third Party Providers to increase winery sales.  The article discusses the current state of play in both California and New York — two of the top wine consuming states in […]

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