Wine trail and trademark talk
Protect your wine and label before the glasses are filled and put on the table.
Throughout the history of our civilization wine has been associated with rituals and regions across the globe.
The aromas, savors and spirits of wine are as vast and varied as the grapes, the growers, and wineries that produce, bottle and sell the many celebrated shades of red and white.
In recent years the wine industry in New York state has expanded; and with it so has a trail of vineyards and legal issues.
The wine industry presents a medley of intellectual property challenges:
- from patent issues that present as a result of innovative technology that channel the production of wine,
- to trademark protection for label design and logos,
- to copyrights for scripts that tell the story of wine that appear on bottles, in books and in brochures.
While the passage of legislation in New York state allowing the shipment of wine directly from New York wineries to customers to purchase has presented great opportunities for wineries it too has presented greater concern for the protection against infringement of intellectual property rights.
Protecting your wine and label before the glasses are filled and put on the table isn’t just a cute slogan it is a necessary objective to protecting one’s wine, design, money and time.