July 30, 2018

Drink Up! Frye on a Legal History of the Bacardi Cocktail @brianlfrye

Brian L. Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law, has published 'It's Your Right…!': A Legal History of the Bacardi Cocktail. Here is the abstract.
In 1936, the Bacardi Company filed a trademark infringement action in New York state court against two New York bars for serving Bacardi cocktails made without Bacardi rum, and the court granted an injunction. For years afterward, the Bacardi Company used the ruling in its advertisement, proclaiming, "It's your right!" to expect Bacardi rum in your Bacardi cocktail. This article provides a legal history of the Bacardi cocktail and the Bacardi Company's trademark infringement action. An appendix provides a list of historical recipes for the Daiquiri and Bacardi cocktails.
Download the article at the link.

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