Veuve Clicquot denies lawsuit over label

23rd January, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Veuve Clicquot has clarified its position after reports emerged claiming it had launched legal action against an Italian sparkling wine producer in a dispute over the colour of its labels.

Earlier this week reports emerged in the Italian media claiming that the Champagne house was preparing to sue Campania-based winery Ciro Picariello over claims the label for its Brut Contadino was too similar to its own Yellow Label Champagne.

In a statement Veuve Clicquot said it is not “to date” suing the winery, but that it had informed its owners of the similarity of their label to its own famous “yellow label” Champagne, suggesting that their label could “evolve” to avoid confusion.

The family-owned winery produce 3,500 bottles a year of its sparkling wine featuring an orange label which,….

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2 Responses to “Veuve Clicquot denies lawsuit over label”

  1. glugger says:

    Have VC yet decided whether or not to sue Pantone, or indeed Drinks Business for their ‘Post Comment’ box … 😉

  2. Typical Champagne heavy handedness – try using the word Champagne in any article and you will reap the wrath of the Champagne Institute of lawyers. Seeing that making sparkling wine predates the actual planting of vines in Northern France -their posturing is always amusing. More of concern would be a discussion on the amount of sugar used in the area . No accident that the area is the biggest sugar beat producer in France . As a completely manufactured product it of course would not exist without this element of non grape origin.

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