March 31, 2017

Legal Lions

A tequila company ripped off the distinctive skull-shaped bottle of comedy legend Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, a California federal jury found on Wednesday, handing Crystal Head and its attorneys at Berg & Androphy and Bird Marella a win in a trade dress infringement suit. The jury delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of Crystal Head maker Globefill Inc., finding that defendants Elements Spirits Inc. and its founder Kimi Brandi had intentionally infringed Globefill’s trade dress by making and selling KAH brand tequila. Globefill Inc. is represented by David Berg, Zenobia Harris Bivens, Victoria R. Mery, Michael M. Fay and Jenny H. Kim of Berg & Androphy, and Hernan D. Vera of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.

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