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'To Kalon' Napa Valley trademark case against Constellation Brands gets amended

July 03, 2019

Attempting to buttress the case that the trademarks were fraudulently obtained, attorneys wrote in an amended complaint that in 1987 attorneys for Robert Mondavi in a trademark filing wrote "TO-KALON cannot be translated and has no present meaning or significance in the relevant trade or industry." They cited multiple newspaper articles, saying, "There is also ample evidence to show that Mondavi knew of the fame and geographical indications of the TO KALON name."