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Trademark Wire

goslings-dark-stormy.jpgThough it's pretty damn hard to trademark restaurant dishes, some companies have had success trademarking cocktail names. Difford's Guide takes a look at how some cocktail names such as the Dark 'N Stormy and the Painkiller are actually owned by liquor companies. But don't worry, bars who don't use Gosling's rum in your Dark 'N Stormys. In these cases, the company avoids lawyers "but focuses on talking and education to correct an error that's typically been born from ignorance, not malice." [Diffords Guide via ISSF]

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