One year ago, on June 11th, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its judgement dismissing the application of the Scotch Whisky Association for leave to appeal in its campaign to oppose the trade-mark registration of Glen Breton, Glenora's flagship single malt.
That decision finally terminated nine years of litigation by the Scotch Whisky Association, involving four levels of appeal in the Trade-marks Opposition Board and the courts.
On November 19th, 2009, Glen Breton was entered as a registered mark on the Trade-marks Register of Canada.
In celebration of the registration of Glen Breton®, Glenora is releasing a unique bottling of select 15 Year Old Single Malt, the BATTLE OF THE GLENâ„¢ Special Edition.
Lauchie MacLean, President of Glenora, says of this Special Edition Glen Breton,
"As far as we are aware, BATTLE OF THE GLEN is the first and only product created as a result of intellectual property litigation. The packaging and special booklet enclosure chronicle our fight for the inspiration of lovers of fine single malt whisky, and records our struggle for posterity. I am tremendously proud of the work of our people here at Glenora in producing this Special Edition. Glenora also wishes to acknowledge the creative talent of Famous Folks/Creative Communications based in Halifax and Toronto, for concept and development of the presentation box and labeling of the BATTLE OF THE GLEN Special Edition.
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