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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    Apparently the cops have received some leads in the case from a secret unknown informant. They have dubbed the tipster "Deep Throat"...
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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Apparently Heaven Hill had sent a cease and desist letter to Chicken Cock regarding the name and Chicken Cock filed a preemptive declaratory judgment suit.
    On the surface, a DJ would seem a long shot - HH would appear to have a good TM infringement claim at least on a dilution basis. The similarity in name and symbol seems willful.
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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    On the surface, a DJ would seem a long shot - HH would appear to have a good TM infringement claim at least on a dilution basis. The similarity in name and symbol seems willful.
    I'm not a lawyer but it seems to me that the problem with that is that the name Chicken Cock is actually an old bourbon brand name and probably predates the Fighting Cock brand.
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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I'm not a lawyer but it seems to me that the problem with that is that the name Chicken Cock is actually an old bourbon brand name and probably predates the Fighting Cock brand.
    You raise a good point Josh, I wasn't aware of that. Assuming it has been out of use for some time though and how well established FC is, I'm not sure it would rise to the level of granting a DJ - judge would probably send it through the process. If that happens, the parties might try to settle rather than leave it up to a jury to decide.
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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    An update from Chicken Cock:

    TRAILER THAT CARRIED STOLEN CHICKEN COCK WHISKEY LOCATEDWhiskey Missing, $10,000 Reward Remains Unclaimed

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 18, 2013) – Investigators revealed yesterday that the long-haul trailer that contained 884 cases of Chicken Cock Whiskey, originally bound for Texas before being stolen last week from a South Carolina truckstop, has been found. The whiskey, however, was gone. Details regarding the location of the trailer were not released due to the ongoing investigation. The $10,000 reward, offered by the distiller for the return of the shipment in full, remains unclaimed.


    The recovery of the trailer marks a breakthrough in the investigation of the theft of the popular spirit, a brand that gained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the clandestine house whiskey in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club. Originally produced in Kentucky in 1856, Chicken Cock Whiskey is a revitalized heritage brand that is generating widespread consumer demand, driven by the rising popularity of flavored whiskeys, one of the fastest-growing segments of the spirits industry.

    “I’m confident that the resources being deployed by police and investigators will lead to the successful recovery of the product,” said Matti Anttila, owner and president of Chicken Cock Whiskey. “We immediately ramped up production to get the original orders back on the road to our Texas accounts, and don’t anticipate any additional delays.”
    In a case that received national attention, the tractor-trailer containing more than 10,000 bottles of Chicken Cock Whiskey and headed for Glazer’s, the brand’s Texas-based distributor, was stolen from a truck service area in Florence, S.C. shortly after leaving the distillery in Charleston. The truck cab was later found but the trailer and contents were not.
    Chicken Cock Whiskey is easily recognizable for its distinctive, quick-chill aluminum bottle, a reference to the original brand’s reputation for being presented in tin cans in the speakeasies of the Roaring 20s. With a retail value of over $200,000, the stolen shipment is estimated to be worth as much as $1.4 million if sold through restaurants or bars.

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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    I'm not an intellectual property lawyer, but I think trademarks need to be maintained in use or they are deemed lost. So reviving an old brand that infringes on a contemporary trademark would not be protected even if the old brand could have been maintained by right. Incidentally, it also would not matter if the reviver were the earlier brand's originator.

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    Re: Chicken Cock Whiskey

    That makes sense.

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    Chicken Cock Whiskey

    My cock is my cock. Just because a new Cock comes along it doesn't diminish the veracity of my old cock. It's cock discrimination dammit!!!
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