Pete Kennedy wins jury trial for local distillery in trademark dispute


Not long after Texas’ first post-prohibition distillery released its award-winning Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon, it was sued by a California rival claiming it owned exclusive rights to the word “cowboy.” A Texas jury disagreed, finding that the California company had abandoned any rights it may have had, and that no bourbon drinker would confuse Garrison Brothers’ world-beating barrel-strength release with a product sold years ago solely in Japan and Germany. See how our attorneys, Pete Kennedy and Steve Smit, helped Dan Garrison protect his Cowboy brand at Texas Lawyer.