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Brand Blur: Wines with similar names spark trademark disputes

November 27, 2012

Brands are as important in the wine world as anywhere else, and now and again there are disputes over infringements, or alleged infringements. A week ago, a ruling settled a years-long legal wrangle between Ch√Ęteau Mouton Rothschild, the prestigious French producer, and Osawa Wines, a small New Zealand winery.