Well this is another idiotic trademark controversy.....
My kitty Duke is not amused, even though he won't touch Bourbon.
Early last year, John Wayne Enterprises filed trademark applications for "Duke" and "Duke John Wayne" on alcoholic beverages.
According to John Wayne's son, the actor long wanted to bottle his own whiskey, of which he swilled plenty. Ethan Wayne is a partner in Monument Valley Distillers, makers of Duke spirits, the Post reports.
But Duke University has cut that effort off at the pass, filing an objection with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. And this is not the first time, either.
Maybe they should have gone for Marion Morrison Merlot instead.