Diageo sues Texas-based wines and spirits distributor Mexcor for packaging that resembles its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand, alleging 'copycat drawstring bags'

Mathew Kearney

Mathew Kearney

Apr 1, 2013 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , April 1, 2013 () – Diageo plc has sued Texas-based competitor Mexcor Inc. for packaging that resembles its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand, such as “copycat drawstring bags,” just-drinks.com reported March 28.

Diageo alleged in the lawsuit that the packaging of wines and spirits distributor Mexcor aims to mislead consumers into believing that they are purchasing Crown Royal line whisky products.

Diageo also noted that Mexcor uses “Crown” and “Crown Club” in the names of its products.

Mexcor has products named “Texas Crown Club Whisky” and “Potter’s Crown Canadian Whisky,” according to the company’s website, just-drinks.com reported.

Mexcor, based in Houston, has not responded to a request for comment, just-drinks.com reported.

The primary source of this article is just-drinks.com, Bromsgrove, England, on March 28, 2013.

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