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HERBICIDE DRIFT:  A Common Issue Affecting Vineyards Worldwide

HERBICIDE DRIFT: A Common Issue Affecting Vineyards Worldwide

By: Judit Monis, Ph.D. and Brian D. Kaider, Esq. Last July, Judit was invited to speak to a group of ...
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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard During Wildfire Season: Tips for Your Winery

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard During Wildfire Season: Tips for Your Winery

By: Markel Corp. Weather conditions and natural disasters occasionally take a toll on vineyards and other agricultural production systems. Due ...
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Enforcing Your Trademarks: How Far Should You Go?

Enforcing Your Trademarks: How Far Should You Go?

Legal Protection word cloud concept By: Brian D. Kaider, Esq. You’ve secured federal registration for your trademarks and you’ve been ...
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Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

By: Rick Gagnon, ADA Site Compliance Like most businesses today, wineries are grappling with making their websites accessible to users ...
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Fruitful Partnerships: Family-Run Vineyards and Wineries

Fruitful Partnerships: Family-Run Vineyards and Wineries

Mercer Family Estate, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington By: Cheryl Gray From grapes to glass, teamwork is at the top of ...
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Plant Patents in the Wine Industry

Plant Patents in the Wine Industry

By: Brian D. Kaider, Esq. When most people think of patents, they think of new machines, new medicines, or improved ...
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Did You Patent that Copyrighted Trademark?  Um, No.

Did You Patent that Copyrighted Trademark? Um, No.

Brian D. Kaider, Esq. Having worked in intellectual property for nearly 20 years, I often take for granted that people ...
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Wine Labels 201: Protecting Your Design

Wine Labels 201: Protecting Your Design

By Brian D. Kaider In the July/August Issue, The Grapevine published an article by attorney, Lindsey Zahn, entitled “Wine Labels ...
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Grape Purchase Agreements & Smoke Taint

Grape Purchase Agreements & Smoke Taint

By Brian D. Kaider, Esq. and Kenneth Y. Lo, Esq. As I traveled to Sacramento for this year’s Unified Wine ...
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Endorsements Unique to the Wine Making Industry

Endorsements Unique to the Wine Making Industry

By Brian Kennon, Midwest Winery Insurance When I visit a winery for the first time, my number one priority is ...
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