WASHINGTON (AP) – The company that makes Jack Daniel’s is howling furiously over a squeaky dog toy that parodies the whiskey’s signature bottle. Now the liquor company is barking at the door of the Supreme Court.
Jack Daniel’s has asked the judiciary to hear its case against the maker of the plastic toy Bad Spaniels. The High Court could say on Monday whether the judges agree. A slew of big companies, from the makers of Campbell Soup to outdoor brand Patagonia to jeans maker Levi Strauss, have asked judges to take on what they believe is an important trademark law case.