Sutter Home has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California against a New York-based wine distributor and importer, Tri-Vin Imports alleging trademark infringement.
The plaintiff alleges that Tri-Vin Imports has been using Sutter Home’s Napa Cellars trademark to sell a wine called ‘Clos de Napa’ without permission or authorization.
Sutter Home reportedly said that the defendant is riding on their success and reputation to unjustly mislead consumers and distributors as to the origin of the Clos de Napa Cellars brand.
Tri-Vin Imports claims its Clos de Napa Cellars wine is produced exclusively for distribution by TVI.
According to the complaint, Sutter Home is seeking a court order to have Tri-Vin Imports stop using the Clos de Napa Cellars name to sell wine.
Sutter Home is also seeking the destruction of the labels, corks and adverts featuring Clos de Napa Cellars branding.
The case is ongoing.
Sutter Home Winery, Inc. v. Tri-Vin Imports
|Court:||California Central District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Trademark|
|Case Filed:||October 02, 2019|