Unopened Jimi Hendrix Vodka in Purple Haze Bottles, Two 50ml, One 750ml (104)

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Unopened Jimi Hendrix Electric Vodka in Purple Haze Bottles, Two 50ml, One 750ml

Rare, unopened bottles of this controversial Purple Haze Electric Freedom vodka. Perfect condition, unopened 50ml bottles (2), and one unopened 750ml bottle. This item must be picked up in central Florida by someone over 21 with legitimate identification like a drivers license. This item is not being sold for consumption. It is sold as a Jimi Hendrix collectible. The vodka is not exceptional and was distilled in Portland, Oregon. The reason there is no tax stamp; these bottles were purchased from a liquor store operated by the State of Washington.

A little provenance.....

Headline: Judge orders Hendrix Vodka pulled from shelves, $3.2 million settlement

The makers of a specialty vodka named after famed Seattle rocker Jimi Hendrix have been ordered by a federal judge in Seattle to pay $3.2 million in damages for infringing on trademarks and licensing rights owned by the late guitarist’s estate.

The judgment ends a bitter legal battle that was sparked after local businessman and developer Craig Dieffenbach and Hendrix’s half-brother, Leon Hendrix, began marketing Electric Hendrix Vodka in 2005. In addition to the family name, the purple-tinged bottles also bore “an older” image of Jimi Hendrix with a large Afro.

Bottles of Electric Hendrix Vodka must also immediately be pulled from liquor-store shelves and all advertising and marketing of the spirit must cease, according to the permanent injunction that was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly on Feb. 12. He gave the vodka company 10 days to comply with the order.

In his ruling, Zilly permanently barred Electric Hendrix from commercially using, advertising or challenging the trademarks and logos controlled by Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix, two companies owned by the Hendrix estate. Zilly also barred the vodka company from registering identical or “confusingly similar” trademarks to those owned by the estate, according to court documents.

Zilly initially ruled in the estate’s favor in October, but Dieffenbach filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, court documents say. The two sides entered a settlement agreement in December, and Dieffenbach’s appeal was voluntarily dismissed. The matter returned to Zilly’s court, where he issued a permanent injunction and awarded $3.2 million in damages.

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