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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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Alia    

my Christmas wish TMZ gets better stories seriously.. . there is no comparison and this is a sh*t story.

305 days ago
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Peoplearestupid    

They are going to lose. That is seriously the dumbest lawsuit ever.

305 days ago
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Sbryce    

The owner must be gay and he's just mad at Phil.lol

305 days ago
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Mare    

If their customers are confused then maybe their wine isn't that good.

305 days ago
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RatedRRR    

Who gives a DUCK?!?!?!?

305 days ago
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sommergrrrl    

Funny how this happens after all the hub-bub with Phil Robertson.

305 days ago
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Jah36    

Get em TMZ! Anything to attack them for daring to have a rational opinion that runs counter to Harvey Levin's homosexual lifestyle!! lol. You people are pathetic. Newsflash TMZ, homosexual behavior is not normal. It never has been and it never will be. Deep down, you know it's true too. Otherwise you wouldn't be so desperate to pounce on any insignificant story about people who disagree with it. Morons.

305 days ago
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STFUP    

"Duck Commander scoffs at the lawsuit ... claiming that Duckhorn has no monopoly on the word "duck.""
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100% correct. Duckhorn will lose.

305 days ago
9.

OhWell    

Somebody Should Send Harvey
Duck Call For Christma.....Er...Hanukkah.

305 days ago
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sheesh    

Duck horn must have some pretty stupid customers if they are mixing up those two bottles.

305 days ago
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MiMi    

Well,of course Gays want the expensive one for their "Date Nite".

305 days ago
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john flynn    

who owns the word Duck

305 days ago
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Mike L    

All Duckhorn is doing with this lawsuit is showing how overpriced their crap is. If people are getting confused, that how is Duckhorn worth 10x the price? Its not, and by bring DC to the public eye, they're going to lose sales of their hoity toity grape juice as buyers switch over to the cheap stuff that they're just finding out about, that can be confused for their product.

305 days ago
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penguin    

Daffy Duck should sue both...he owns the rights to the word "duck"

305 days ago
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Tryst    

We're wine drinkers in this house. I was raised to have a delicate palate. With that being said..
Never have tried the Duck Commander wine. Wasn't tempter, been leery.
But I have tried Duckhorn. It tastes like the oak molded and then vomited up the mold spores. My opinion.
I seriously.. seriously.. doubt any other duck wine is going to be able to top the atrocity.

Happy Holidays ya'll.

305 days ago
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