We see a lot of labels referring to famous people in general and rock stars more particularly. A few weeks ago we showed Miranda Lambert’s wines. Above, the label on the left is a tribute to Tom Petty’s great song, “American Girl.” The back label, on the right, goes with the same company’s tribute to the Rolling Stones album, Exile on Main St. In all, Rock and Roll Cellars, of San Francisco, California looks to have about four rock-themed labels on offer. We think there is a legal issue in here somewhere. We think the people behind these wines will find it quickly if they don’t have permission from Tom Petty and the others.
Robert C. Lehrman is the principal attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. Robert founded the firm in 2001 after 12 years at the Washington, DC office of a larger firm that specializes in federal and state administrative law. From 1998 until 2001 ... Read Full Bio