Have you trademarked your wine label? Registration of your brand name will help you protect the goodwill you have established with your customer. Registering your service brand — the name of your winery and the name of your second labels and blends — gives your business several advantages. It gives you a legal presumption that […]
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A few weeks ago, we talked about the TTB and its updated social media requirements. Today we’ll finish the discussion. If a winery maintains a blog about itself and discusses its products, events, and whatnot, it too is considered to be advertising under the TTB’s regulations. Blogs, therefore, must likewise contain mandatory statements. Microblogs, on […]
Between June 7 and 24, the OLCC targeted businesses, bars, and wineries throughout the state. As I analyze the data from the various stings, I am pleased with the compliant wineries and warily anticipate more to come in months ahead. I will isolate stings in two areas of the state known for its wine, the […]
Before you jump on twitter or Facebook to talk about your favorite wines, make sure you’re compliant with the TTB’s restrictions on social media. Today’s blog will cover the current climate — what federal law requirements and what the changes are to certain social media. Federal law prohibits advertisements of wine, spirits, and beer from […]
Here’s a nifty article I wrote for the Oregon State Bar Administrative Law Section’s newsletter on the status of Oregon’s wine growler law and the tension it has with the federal government’s regulations. http://www.osbar.org/%21newsletters/ADM_2014Jul.pdf (page 14) Foto by the author.