PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania distillery is suing Millstone Spirits Group LLC d/b/a New Liberty Distillery, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Chatam International Incorporated and Charles Jacquin Et Cie Inc. filed a complaint on June 20 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the defendant infringed on the plaintiff's mark to advertise its products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were damaged from the defendant's adoption of the "Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey" mark. The plaintiffs hold New Liberty Distillery responsible because the defendant allegedly is causing confusion among consumers from adopting a similar mark to plaintiff's, which is the Original Pennsylvania Dutch" line of alcoholic beverages.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek injunction against the defendant, damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by James C. McConnon and Alex R. Sluzas of Paul & Paul in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-02756-NIQA

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