The owner of Day Wines in Dundee, Oregon has filed a lawsuit to attempt to shut down production of a Sonoma County Zinfandel marketed under a label that reads, “Day,” based on the claim that it creates confusion among customers. In trademark law, a party can be barred from using a brand name that is […]

Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) upheld the Office’s refusal to register the trademark UPSLOPE for beer based on a prior registration for UPSLOPE for wine. The TTAB, in considering the likelihood of confusion of similar trademarks, looks at the trademarks as shown in the mark, other similar […]