Halewood loses Vera Lynn trademark dispute

UK-based drinks producer Halewood International has lost a trademark battle against English singer Vera Lynn over its plan to launch a gin under her name. Halewood International, the Liverpool-based producer of brands such as Whitley Neill gin and Dead Man’s Fingers spiced rum, submitted a trademark application on 14 June 2018 for the use of ‘Vera Lynn’ on gin and other alcoholic beverages. The application was opposed on 1 October 2018 by Lynn’s lawyer Taylor…

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