Virtual Happy Hour: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
“Trademark Fights Over Alcoholic Beverages”
Speaker: Justin Cohen Thompson Knight
James Gourley, Carstens & Cahoon LLP
There have been several interesting recent trademark cases in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Are the terms “butter” and “jam” too descriptive to merit trademark protection as applied to chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon wine?
Can hard seltzer products obtain trademark protections for marks that riff on the fizzy nature of the drink?
These and other alcoholic beverage trademark cases will be discussed briefly in a general session, followed by smaller moderated breakout room discussions about the issues in the cases. Attendees may, if they can do so safely, accompany their participation with an alcoholic beverage of choice. We would like to request folks RSVP so we can manage breakout rooms. Please also RSVP to Justin Cohen at Justin.Cohen@tklaw.com.
2021 IP Section Proposed
Officers and Directors
Chair: Robert (Bob) Johnston
Vice-Chair: David Taylor
Secretary: Dyan House
Treasurer: Elizabeth Rucki
Immediate Past Chair: Scott Hemingway
Procedures for proposing an alternate slate can be found in the Section’s Bylaws, which are available on the Section’s website at www.dbaip.com/links
Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).
We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.