Please note that while the plaintiff is listed as “STATE OF ILLINOIS” these are all qui tam cases brought by Stephen Diamond in the name of the state This table is a premium offering associated with this Wine Industry Insight article: Wine Trade Associations Girding For Battle With Illinois Lawsuit Troll […]
Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Moët Hennessy USA have squared off in a sour confrontation over sweet wine labels. The battle is playing out in two separate proceedings: one in federal court and the other in the trademark appeals process. The battles should also be a wake-up call for other wineries especially those with older trademarked […]
This COLA search from April 26 turned up four wineries who are on the trademark hook.
This article is the third in a series on California’s Wine Institute. Read the others here: Wine Institute Facing Changed Industry Climate Wine Institute’s Shrinking Representation Of California Despite a stumble in 2014 exports, exports of California wines have continued to grow in volume, value and price per gallon. As the chart below illustrates, […]
The Wine Institute is the nation’s oldest and largest wine trade association, having represented California vintners since 1934. Despite its preeminence and longevity, it is facing a changed competitive climate: California wines continue to lose market share to imports. The Institute itself grows less representative of the state’s wineries with a smaller percentage of the […]