SCOTUS Sides With Jack Daniel's Over Dog Toy Copyright Dispute

Do you support Jack Daniel's claims?

  • 96.4k
    LeslieG
    Voted No
    03/29/2023

    Frivolous lawsuit!

    Any person who can't distinguish between a dog toy and a bottle of whiskey probably shouldn't be drinking anyways.

  • 9,415
    M
    03/29/2023

    I care not at all,

    but I believe this could be construed as satire, and satire is protected. 

  • 49.9k
    Brian
    Voted Yes
    03/30/2023

    I can handle a good joke, but it's in poor taste to equate the very recognizable Jack Daniel's packaging and a similar name with dog poo, and I think that gives Jack Daniel's a good claim here. If this were just a non-scented chew toy or it smelled like whiskey or something else, I think it would be completely fine. But equating their brand likeness with poo is very detrimental to the brand.

    I hope the Supreme Court sides with "good taste" and awards Jack Daniel's on this one.

  • 26.9k
    Frank_001
    Voted No
    03/29/2023

    Dear Jack,

    How are you? 

    Listen, the last thing the industry wants are customers so dumb they will get easily confused and start associating decent whiskey with dog poop. It's not a good look for any of us.

    Take the high road. Let your customers know you have faith in them. Tell them that they have discriminating tastes.

    Chivas and I have. Look at my line of Labeled Scotches. Chivas charges more by age.

    You don't want the riff-raff, or are you actually cultivating the deplorables? If so, you should just buy out the toy company and sell the poop yourself. 

    Anyway, check out what this company is doing. See the attachment. 

    By the way, Trump is still "signing" bottles of "26 Year Old" Glendronach Scotch. LOL! What a Con Artist! 

    Best, as always, your dear friend,

    Johnny Walker

     

     

  • 5,232
    Adam
    Voted Yes
    03/30/2023

    Yes, assuming Jack Daniels holds some sort of copyright on their bottle and label design. They should be compensated if a company wants to use the same essential design for a toy. I understand that there are sometimes parody exceptions in cases like these, and, of course, it's not as though J.D. stands to lose money from people buying dog toys instead of whiskey. But ultimately, assuming they own the rights, the toy manufacturer should be licensing them.

    I would disagree if J.D. ultimately made them stop producing the toy. But they should be getting some small percentage of the profits, I would think.

  • 4,082
    John
    Voted No
    06/09/2023

    Who That F cares! Our children are being shot in their own schools as young as six years old and this is in the news! Let's publish the names of all the Republicans that are sending our children to the deaths that should be the news.

  • 3,373
    Steph
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    It's just a freakin' squakey dog toy.  Maybe the owners of Jack Daniels needs a time out in the conrer.  They are acting like a 4 year old child, treat them that way!

  • 1,714
    Lesley
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    Who cares? We have REAL problems to solve. Shelve the nonsense. 

  • 1,888
    Dawn
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    It's a dog toy, for God's sake! Not even a CHILD'S toy! It's not like it's a rival liquor.

  • 4,036
    Lisa
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    Uh heck no!  Utterly ridicoulous!  If you are too stupid to know it's a dog toy...oh wait...you must be a MAGAT!  😂😂

  • 293
    Elisa
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    It's a dog's chew toy. I'm not going to associate Jack Daniel's with a dog's chew toy that mentions poo on the label. I won't confuse them either, unless JD starts putting dogs on the label. 

  • 2,934
    Gdbondii
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    A toy

  • 2,755
    George
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    Against dog toys? Really? Though they should be paid... 

  • 1,498
    Sandee
    Voted No
    03/30/2023

    I just goggled Silly Squeakers to see what they were about and got to say they are really funny. Everything in the line is a parody, I don't think Jack Daniels has a case.

  • 854
    Larry
    Voted Yes
    03/30/2023

    This kind of garbage happens way too often. Of course the issue is silly and no threat to Jack Daniels. However the law requires Jack Daniels to defend it's trade mark or it will loose the rights to it. So Jack Daniels ends up in the unenviable position to have little choice. Perhaps the law could be changed so this wouldn't be required. 

  • 2,253
    JERRE
    Voted Yes
    03/30/2023

    Trademasrks are important. How about a soda in a can looking like Coca Cola. All voting "no" do not understand that protection is for their benefit

  • 2,253
    JERRE
    Voted Yes
    03/30/2023

    Trademarks are important. How about building dog toys that look like Coca-cola or trojan condom without permission.