Red Bull has long claimed to give you wings, but after threatening with legal action over using the word “bull” in its name, it certainly brought Norwich-based ginmakers to Earth. I put it back.
An international beverage company, which opposes the application to register Mark Bullard with the British Intellectual Property Office, said the apparent similarities “may be confusing on behalf of the public.”
Bullards Managing Director Russell Evans has branded this claim as “ridiculous.” He told the BBC: “There was no confusion, and if we actually made a concession, we would admit that we were there.”
Red Bull said in a legal document that if the gin company removes a range of goods and services such as energy drinks, non-alcoholic beverages and events from trademark applications and registrations, it is ready to resolve the dispute.
“Our clients are aware that your client’s brand comes from a historic family business, so you are asked to emphasize that you don’t want to interfere with what your client has done historically. “It was.”
Evans admitted that Red Bull did not try to prevent the use of Bullard’s gin name, but added that removing the goods and services mentioned in the letter would cost “thousands”. The company said it was “trying to bully us.” “.
“They say we can’t have an event, we can’t have soft drinks because we can’t do energy drinks because we’re doing tonics. We do energy drinks.” He added.
Founded in Norich in 1837, Bullards produces beer, sells imported wines and spirits, and was acquired by the brewery Watneys in 1963.
Bullard disappeared due to Watney’s closure, but in 2015 Evans revived the name with a focus on handmade gin.
The Austrian company Red Bull, founded in 1987, was previously trying to express legal dissatisfaction because of its apparent resemblance to its name.
Eight years ago, he retreated after threatening Norwich’s Redwell Brewing in a proceeding over a name that began with “red” and ended with “ll.”
Red Bull asked for comment Me..