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2:41 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

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

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 in a case brought by London-based Diageo North America and Casa Cuervo of Mexico, which used a dripping red wax seal on special bottles of its Reserva tequila.

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