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ShipCompliant’s DTC Wine Report

ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Magazine have posted their 2012 Direct-to-Consumer Shipment Report.  The report highlghts the growth in the volume and value of direct-to-consumer wine shipments over the past twelve months, and compares that data to Nielson’s retail sales numbers for the same time period.

You can download the full report here.

Posting this report does not constitute an endorsement of either ShipCompliant or Wines & Vines.  


Trademark Law and Product Design

[W]ineries need to consider trademark issues in every facet of product design:  brand name, logo design, and packaging. 

Palate Press published an article I wrote re the impact of a recent Federal Circuit Court decision in  Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. v. Diageo North America, Inc. on product design in the wine industry.

Click on the picture below for access to the full article.