Stark Wine Wins Injunction Against Diageo

UNKNOWN | AP Writer
Published: 12/04/2012

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (PRNewswire) — A federal judge recently granted Stark Wine LLC a preliminary injunction against Diageo Chateau and Estates, requiring Diageo to cease the advertisement, promotion, distribution and sale of its Stark Raving wines throughout Sonoma County, Calif.

In the lawsuit, Stark Wine alleges that the pending trademark for Diageo’s recently launched Stark Raving wine is confusingly similar to Stark Wine’s trademarks for its Stark Wine and Stark Thirst brands that are registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.