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Old Lexington Club – An Early Bourbon Lesson in Protecting Brand Names.

Consumers often wonder why trademark owners seem to sue competitors so often over allegedly-infringing names.  A bourbon lawsuit from 1916 helps provide the answer. The February 1, 1906 edition of The Wine and Spirits Bulletin reported that the G. & B. Gerdes Company—owners of… Continue Reading “Old Lexington Club – An Early Bourbon Lesson in Protecting Brand Names.”

2018 Brian’s Book and a Bottle™

With the holidays upon us, avoid the awkwardness of lame host gifts and never knowing what to get for bosses, co-workers, and other hard-to-shop-for friends and family.  Brian’s Book and a Bottle™ has the right suggestion for everyone on your list: For your business… Continue Reading “2018 Brian’s Book and a Bottle™”

I started the Sipp’n Corn® blog in August 2013 with one of my favorite bourbon lawsuits—the Pepper v. Labrot case from 1881.  The case captivated me because it told the true story that current-day marketers and tour guides didn’t tell.  I hosted Sipp’n Corn® on Google… Continue Reading “”