More global brands are increasingly making inroads to leverage the perceived benefits of incorporating the metaverse and non-fungal tokens (NFTs) in their services. Consequently, global Whisky brand Jack Daniels is the latest entity to express interest in the metaverse with three trademark filings.
A company that sells “Lehman Brothers”-branded whiskey failed Wednesday to persuade an appeals court to reject a U.S. trademark challenge by Barclays Plc, which owns assets from the defunct investment giant Lehman Brothers.
Scotch whisky gains more protection in South Korea
Scotch whisky has gained greater legal protection in South Korea after being granted a certification trademark. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the move would help prevent the sale of fake products and ensure legal protection in South Korea after Brexit. The trademark will enhance protection currently available under the EU-South Korean free-trade agreement.
Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons tried to block his attempts to trademark an Indian businessman’s Glenfield Scotch whisky,, saying it uses the same green and gold colours and stag on its packaging.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan’s whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo. Heaven’s Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year. WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to Chicago-based Heaven’s Door in April, saying its “stacked” logo is similar to Heaven Hill’s. The lawsuit says Heaven’s Door attorneys replied that they didn’t expect confusion over the logos and didn’t plan to cha