• Posts Tagged ‘vodka’

    An Invalid Assignment Isn’t Incontestable

    by  • October 10, 2010 • trademark

    I’m not even going to try to outline the convoluted competing ownership claims to the STOLICHNAYA trademark for vodka – you can read the decision for that.  But the disagreement about who owned the mark led to a trademark infringement suit that plaintiff Federal Treasury Enterprises Sojuzplodoimport (FTE) brought against the record owner of...

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    Fraud is Really Hard to Prove

    by  • August 14, 2010 • trademark

    The TTABlog reports on a case involving a fairly common type of dispute, between a manufacturer and importer, albeit with a twist.  I’ll elaborate a little more on the claim that relates to the ownership of the mark. The importer was the registrant of the mark ZYTNIA for vodka; the Polish manufacturer filed a...

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