California: Winemaker Sues Cannabis Dispensary Over ‘Butter’ Trademark


A Napa, Calif., winemaker sued an Orange County cannabis dispensary for allegedly infringing its “BUTTER” trademark with its cannabis, chocolate, and apparel products, among others.

1815 Carnegie Santa Ana Corp. uses JaM Cellars Inc.’s “distinctive yellow and black trade dress” and stylization of the letter “T” to capitalize on the winemaker’s brand that it’s spent years and more than $25 million in advertising and marketing to build, according to JaM Cellsars’ lawsuit filed Jan. 26 in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

JaM Cellars has owned the US trademark for “BUTTER” for wine since 2011, the …

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