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Jamieson Vs Jameson: Pernod Unit Sued by Napa Vintner

We picked up the following snippet this morning from Bloomberg:

Pernod Unit Sued by Napa Vintner Over Jameson Whiskey Trademark

“Pernod Ricard SA (RI)’s Irish Distillers unit was sued Feb. 27 by the owners of a winery in California’s Napa Valley seeking a court declaration that the winery’s name doesn’t infringe the trademarks associated with Jameson Irish Whiskey.

“Madison Vineyard Holdings of Greenwood Village, Colorado, operates Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Winery, which is located on Jamieson Canyon Road in the Napa Valley, according to court papers. The company has applied to register its name as a U.S. trademark, which the distillery opposes on the grounds that it would cause customer confusion with the whiskey.”

More details at Wine Industry Insight as the case develops.