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Duckhorn files lawsuit over Duck Dynasty wines
Press Democrat ^ | January 10, 2014 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ

Posted on 01/10/2014 9:37:52 PM PST by rey

Duckhorn Wine Company has a history of going after wineries that dare to use a duck in their names or labels.

But this time, the winery is hunting a potentially tougher target: the self-professed “redneck royalty” of the hit A&E TV show “Duck Dynasty.”

The Napa Valley winery is going after the Duck Dynasty folks because they’ve used the word “Duck” and an image of a duck on their wines.

That’s right: the reality TV stars with the motto “Faith, Family and Facial Hair” who made their fortune selling duck hunting gear have launched a wine brand, called “Duck Commander.”

In November, the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame collaborated with Trinchero Family Estates to produce three wines from California grapes: Triple Threat red blend, Wood Duck chardonnay and Miss Priss pink moscato.

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This stuf is quacking me up.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 9:37:53 PM PST by rey
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To: rey

Several years ago I was given several bottles of Duckhorn wine ... wasn’t impressed.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 9:43:38 PM PST by doc1019
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To: rey

You can copyright a duck? That ought to be a surprise to God.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 9:45:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Shall they next sue the makers of Cold Duck?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 9:46:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rey

Nothing more than an attempt at extortion. quack quack.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 9:48:57 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Army Air Corps

This sounds like a legal team on autopilot here. Well there are some shot guns aimed at them they can’t fend off this time.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 9:49:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Seems everybody is out to make a buck on the back of the Duck Dynasty franchise now that it is popular.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 9:49:54 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

This is one of the more pathetic ones. Anything generically redneck would be a good seller on the back of this craze.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 9:53:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: rey; CorporateStepsister; RitaOK; All

By carefully examining the images of ducks on the two bottles shown in the article, It appears that Duck Commander is coming in for a perfect landing, and Duckhorn is barely swimming, or maybe Duckhorn is just a sitting duck ?


9 posted on 01/10/2014 9:54:26 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rey

I’m confident that the Duck Commander trademark will prevail.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 9:55:24 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agreed, this is a rather pathetic action on the part of a winemaker in need a PR team with a functioning brain cell.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 9:55:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rey

Reminds me of when Spike Lee tried to sue Spike TV. Like Spike Lee was the only Spike that ever was.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 9:59:52 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: rey

Duckhorn’s trying to buy some brand loyalty among the sodomite community.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 9:59:55 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Like if Duckhorn came up with a variety they called Duckhorn Redneck.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: rey

The suit is without merit. No one would confuse Duckhorn wine with a Duck Dynasty product.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:24 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: rey

I wish them a lot of duck.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:37 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A few years ago Starbuck’s - claiming a copyright violation - sued a tiny Greek Orthodox monastery for selling a “Christmas blend” coffee. Yes, Starbucks actually thought “Christmas blend” was something they could have proprietary rights to. They lost, and looked like silly, small-minded men in the process.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 10:03:15 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: rey
Wonder if someone dropped some cash on Duckhorn Wine Company to start this crap?

Could be an interesting follow the money story.......Just saying.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 10:04:26 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Sewers of suing, as it were.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 10:04:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, you can’t copyright a duck... but you could trademark a specific duck.

Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, Oregon Ducks, Duck Commander.

I can understand Duckhorn’s worry about being overshadowed by a more famous and popular Duck, but they can’t own the exclusive use of the word.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 10:05:04 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: o-n-money

Did he really try to sue Spike TV? When I think of that action flick station, Spike Lee’s contrived and tedious racist fables are not what comes to mind. He is lucky the estate of the goofy 1950’s entertainer Spike Jones have not tried to sue him, for putting a stain on the name.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 10:06:32 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell
"the goofy 1950’s entertainer Spike Jones"

An apt description. I think I also remember the Spike Lee lawsuit.
22 posted on 01/10/2014 10:08:12 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Valpal1

That sounds awful insecure of Duckhorn, who boasts an upscale product. This isn’t drugstore wine?

A salute to the redneck craze would probably be a fitting answer. “Duckhorn Redneck” and the label duck would be wearing a camo bonnet or something humorous like that.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: doc1019

Same here. Not impressed at all.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 10:15:48 PM PST by matt04 (I)
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To: rey

The Duck Commander brand has common sense on its side in this case, not to mention superior trademark legal representation. The Robertsons have advanced the “duck” image a lot further in three years than the Duckhorns have in their 37 years of grape pressing. A rising tide lifts all boats, and the Californians ought to be grateful for the heightened recognition.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 10:17:30 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You can copyright a duck?

Probably not, but no doubt they get their lawyers to bullyrag any startup that uses a duck in its branding. Most will be cowed into giving in, not wanting the expense of a legal battle.

26 posted on 01/10/2014 10:24:50 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: rey

What a pathetic, brain dead lawsuit. These goofballs can’t make it so that no one else can put a duck on their wine bottles. Hopefully this one gets laughed out of court and that have to pay for the DD boys lawyers fees.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 10:25:02 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: rey

Remind not to buy any crappy duck thorn wine


28 posted on 01/10/2014 10:26:06 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: doc1019

“Several years ago I was given several bottles of Duckhorn wine ... wasn’t impressed.”

Not me. I was impressed. When you shoot those bottles, there’s a unique “ping” to the explosion.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 10:27:07 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rey

“Duckhorn files lawsuit over Duck Dynasty wines”
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Morons on parade.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 10:31:23 PM PST by AlexW
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To: max americana

I hope you consumed this swill before shooting the bottles.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 10:32:14 PM PST by doc1019
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To: rey

Hey Duckhorn Winery — Duck you!


32 posted on 01/10/2014 10:33:45 PM PST by Bob
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To: Fungi

> The Napa Valley winery is going after the Duck Dynasty folks because they’ve used the word “Duck” and an image of a duck on their wines.

Not because they used the word, “duck”. Because they think they see a big payday by going after the Robertson because they’re loaded now


33 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:11 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Like if Duckhorn came up with a variety they called Duckhorn Redneck.

Foghorn Leghorn might, I say, might, have something to say about that.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 10:37:17 PM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: rey

Yep. It fits the bill.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 10:39:08 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: llevrok

The bill.... heh


36 posted on 01/10/2014 10:39:38 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: doc1019

Nah. The guy who gave it to us hated it too but I did get a swig of it before placing it for target practice.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 10:46:49 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rey

If I were the judge, I’d throw these “Duckhorn” people in jail until they lighten up. I wonder if they are homosexuals. Ducks and the word duck are not copyrighted. Now, back in the 70s, I used to drink a lot of BUCKHORN beer. If the owners are still around, I see a potential lawsuit against these winos at Duckhorn.


38 posted on 01/10/2014 10:52:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: rey

Imo, Duckhorn could care less about winning the lawsuit. They are interested in the free advertisement for their product. The longer the lawsuit goes on, the more free advertisement they will receive for their product.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:10 PM PST by rawhide
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To: lee martell

Didn’t make it up. Google RACIST ASSSHOLES./s


40 posted on 01/10/2014 11:00:18 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: rey

Everyone send a copy of this thread to the idiots at Duckhorn.


41 posted on 01/10/2014 11:01:50 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Army Air Corps

How about Howard the Duck?


42 posted on 01/10/2014 11:12:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Steve_Seattle

If anything, it would only spur the sales of their Wine to people who think they are buying the Duck Commander product.


43 posted on 01/10/2014 11:23:18 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: rey

Anybody wanna buy a duck?


44 posted on 01/10/2014 11:36:42 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Army Air Corps
I swear there was a cheap wine called "Cold Bear" back in the '70s.

But I can't seem to find the commercial.

Wonder if the "Cold Duck" people sued them.

45 posted on 01/11/2014 12:03:55 AM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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May it be a Cold Duck in Hell for these parasites.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 12:13:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: rey
Will we next be treated to Duckhorn's position on the vagina vs. anus controversy? Or will they issue a Cracker Barrel-type apology?

Duckhorn once made a reasonably good wine at a reasonable price.

47 posted on 01/11/2014 12:14:45 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
You can copyright a duck?
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Probably not,

Garth Brooks holds a copyright on the letter "G" and he defends it aggressively. Glenn Beck found out the hard way.

48 posted on 01/11/2014 12:20:29 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot; shibumi

OM*!

You *otta be kiddin* me!

Does *oogle know about this??


49 posted on 01/11/2014 12:28:31 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Salamander

Sorry.

*oo*le.

Don’t sue me, bro.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 12:32:43 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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