Bar Fight: Cuervo and Maker’s Mark Duke It Out Over Red Wax [audio]
May 23, 2012 (Bloomberg Law) — There’s something about the color red that makes IP lawyers see red. First it was the battle over whether women’s shoe maker Christian Louboutin had the exclusive right to use red soles. Now tequila maker Jose Cuervo and bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark are fighting over who can use dripping red wax on their bottles. Chris Sprigman, law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law’s Josh Block who scored a knockout in the Sixth Circuit.