Skip to comments.Duckhorn files lawsuit over Duck Dynasty wines
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 theyve used the word Duck and an image of a duck on their wines.
Thats 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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Several years ago I was given several bottles of Duckhorn wine ... wasn’t impressed.
You can copyright a duck? That ought to be a surprise to God.
Shall they next sue the makers of Cold Duck?
Nothing more than an attempt at extortion. quack quack.
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.
Seems everybody is out to make a buck on the back of the Duck Dynasty franchise now that it is popular.
This is one of the more pathetic ones. Anything generically redneck would be a good seller on the back of this craze.
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 ?
I’m confident that the Duck Commander trademark will prevail.
Agreed, this is a rather pathetic action on the part of a winemaker in need a PR team with a functioning brain cell.
Reminds me of when Spike Lee tried to sue Spike TV. Like Spike Lee was the only Spike that ever was.
Duckhorn’s trying to buy some brand loyalty among the sodomite community.
Like if Duckhorn came up with a variety they called Duckhorn Redneck.
The suit is without merit. No one would confuse Duckhorn wine with a Duck Dynasty product.
I wish them a lot of duck.
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.
Could be an interesting follow the money story.......Just saying.
Sewers of suing, as it were.
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.
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.
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.
Same here. Not impressed at all.
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.
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.
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.
Remind not to buy any crappy duck thorn wine
“Several years ago I was given several bottles of Duckhorn wine ... wasnt impressed.”
Not me. I was impressed. When you shoot those bottles, there’s a unique “ping” to the explosion.
“Duckhorn files lawsuit over Duck Dynasty wines”
Morons on parade.
I hope you consumed this swill before shooting the bottles.
Hey Duckhorn Winery — Duck you!
> The Napa Valley winery is going after the Duck Dynasty folks because theyve 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
Foghorn Leghorn might, I say, might, have something to say about that.
Yep. It fits the bill.
The bill.... heh
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.
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.
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.
Didn’t make it up. Google RACIST ASSSHOLES./s
Everyone send a copy of this thread to the idiots at Duckhorn.
How about Howard the Duck?
If anything, it would only spur the sales of their Wine to people who think they are buying the Duck Commander product.
Anybody wanna buy a duck?
But I can't seem to find the commercial.
Wonder if the "Cold Duck" people sued them.
May it be a Cold Duck in Hell for these parasites.
Duckhorn once made a reasonably good wine at a reasonable price.
Garth Brooks holds a copyright on the letter "G" and he defends it aggressively. Glenn Beck found out the hard way.
You *otta be kiddin* me!
Does *oogle know about this??
Don’t sue me, bro.