Verona company claims Captain Morgan parent pirated its pouch cocktail design
A Verona company claims in a federal trademark lawsuit filed today that the parent company of Captain Morgan Rum is pirating its pouched, single-serve frozen cocktails design. American Beverage Corp., a Verona beverage producer owned by Royal Wessanen in the Netherlands, and Pouch Pac Innovations LLC of Sarasota, Fla., claim in the lawsuit that they've been selling the pouched Daily's Cocktails since 2005. The North American subsidiaries of London-based Diageo plc, which owns Captain Morgan, are preparing to market the Parrot Bay Cocktails in a similar pouch to take advantage of the brand recognition the other companies developed over the past seven years, the lawsuit says. A spokesman for Diageo's couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
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