Supreme Court Takes Case That Has Jack Daniel’s Barking Mad

  • The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over a dog toy that got whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s barking mad.
  • The spirits maker is angry about a Bad Spaniels dog toy that mimics the Jack Daniel’s bottle and label but is a parody.
  • A number of major companies from the makers of Campbell Soup to outdoor brand Patagonia and jeans maker Levi Strauss had urged the justices to take what they said was an important case for trademark law.
  • Lawyers for the toy’s maker, Arizona-based VIP Products, told the high court that Jack Daniel’s can’t take a joke.