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Jan/07

Feel For The Velvety Label In Your Local Wine Shop


In June ’06 I blogged that I was aware of one ‘tactile’ trademark, a German registration for a word in braille. Now I’m aware of two tactile trademarks. The INTA newsletter advises that U.S. Reg. No. 3155702 has been issued to American Wholesale Wine & Spirits, in connection with KHVANCHKARA wine. The description of the mark is “a velvet textured covering on the surface of a bottle of wine.”
Questions:
1. What type of texture on the surface of another bottle of wine would be confusingly similar?
2. Would this be confusingly similar to VELVET TOUCH Wine (were such a thing to exist)?
3. Would this be confusingly similar to BLACK VELVET Scotch, sold in a velvet sack?
HT and Happy New Year to JW at the TTABlog.

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