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Outcome: Infringing bottled wine inventory found and destroyed

Domestic vineyard retained us when it heard wine bottles were exported to the United States that had been labeled with a name similar to client’s trademarked name and bearing a resembling client image.  We learned infringing product wine bottles had been sold months prior at a price that was 90% below the client’s suggested bottle sale price. The distributor was identified and when presented with a suitable purchase story revealed shipments of suspect bottled wine were recently received and stored in a local warehouse for future distribution. Client’s counsel with this knowledge contacted distributor resulting in the destruction of infringing bottled wine inventory.