Monday, June 14, 2010

Whisky River Fights to Keep Trademark

By Paul Pinkham
The Florida Times-Union

The differences between a creek and a river - or between the initials BDP and BPD - are subtle.

Just how subtle could go a long way to determining whether two Jacksonville businesses get to keep their names or logos - including NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Whisky River at St. Johns Town Center.

Two trademark infringement complaints filed recently in Jacksonville have asked judges to determine whether Whisky River and BPD International freight company in Mandarin can continue to use those names. The complaints say the names, and Whisky River's logo are too similar to trademarks owned by Whiskey Creek restaurant chain and BDP International freight and logistics company in Philadelphia.

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