Appeals Court Sides With Maker’s Mark in Wax Seal Dispute

From the Associated Press: A federal appeals court has ruled that Maker’s Mark holds the trademark on the dripping wax seal atop its bottles. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling granting the Kentucky bourbon maker a trademark on the seal, which serves decorative purposes only. The decision comes […]

Appeals Court Hears Arguments On Maker’s Mark Seal Dispute

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati heard arguments today on whether Maker’s Mark should have exclusive use of the dripping red wax seal on its bourbon products. Maker’s Mark won an order last year awarding it exclusive rights to the seal. Attorneys for London-based Diageo North America and Casa Cuervo of Mexico argue that wax […]