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Duckhorn Sues Duck Commander

WINE WARS!!!

12/24/2013 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Duck Commander is being sued by a high-end Napa winery with a simple premise ... if it walks like a duck ... then we own it.

Duckhorn Wine Company claims in a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- its expensive, ultra-premium wine brand -- which goes to nearly $100 a bottle --  is being diluted by Duck Commander's cheap, Walmart line of vino -- which goes for $9.99.

Check out the two labels.  Duckhorn claims customers are getting confused by the 2 and buying the cheap stuff at its expense.  What's worse for Duckhorn ... the company claims when you search online for duck and wine, all you see is Duck Commander. 

And here's what really pissed off Duckhorn, which sold its wine years before Duck Commander.  The D.C. blends cheapen the brand, with names like Triple Threat Red Blend, Wood Duck Chardonnay and Miss Priss Pink Moscato!

And to add insult to injury, Duckhorn grouses when Duck Commander launched its brand, it threw a drunken, redneck party in hoity-toity Napa ... a stone's throw from Duckhorn's vineyard.

Duck Commander scoffs at the lawsuit ... claiming that Duckhorn has no monopoly on the word "duck."  They cite other duck trademarks, such as Long Duck, Duck Shack, Ugly Duckling, and Duck Duck Goose.  But our favorites ... Orthoducks and Ducklebery Grunt!

A judge has yet to rule.

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106.

Rebecca    

Really, how stupid is this? Just looking for advertising, that is all. Is A hundred dollar bottle of wine even in WalMart, I am pretty sure it isn't. Even if they were the wines are separated by price so the Duck Commander would be on a lower shelf. Really hard to mistake the labels too. So sick of people jumping on the bash Phil bandwagon for a quick buck.

300 days ago
107.

msdawndawn    

I can't imagine a $100 bottle wine drinker will suddenly get the hankering for a $10 bottle of wine. I also can't imagine a person who can afford a $100 bottle of wine shops for wine at Walmart to begin with. Call me crazy, but there can't be a close comparison.

300 days ago
108.

Dave    

C'mon man! Really guys, if your any bit of a wine snob and knows how much Duckhorn is or can be then your not going to get confused. You should sue Duck Pond winery...o' wait you did...and lost, same with Duck Walk vineyards...you lost that too. giving me a Ducking break!... you know what duck those guys! I can keep going but I'm soooo ducked up over this.

300 days ago
109.

steve    

Since Phil is so well versed in Corinthians he should know that the bible forbids Christians from getting into lawsuits with other Christians. I guess we will see if he settles out of court.

298 days ago
110.

V    

WHAT DOES THE DUCK SAY ???? NOTHING CONFUSING ABOUT THE 2 LABELS TO ME. THERE TOTALLY DIFFERENT, GET OVER IT DUCKHORN

287 days ago
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