Stone Brewing on the Trademark Offensive Again

Stone Brewing Company, a San Diego craft brewer filed an opposition against a trademark application filed by William Cole Vineyards seeking to register the marks “Stonemanor” and “Stonelady” for wine. The Trademark Office generally finds that alcoholic beverages are similar products when applying the confusingly similar standard. This recognizes the market reality that many wine makers have expanded into making beer and vice versa such that the general public may confuse the source of similarly names wines and beers.

TTAB case number is 91241615.