TTB label rejection recourse?ttb label
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:08 PM
I don't know the innards of the ttb labeling department, but do I have any recourse here (besides hiring an expensive attorney)?
Thanks for any wisdom, experience, advice you can impart on this one!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:43 AM
I responded to their rejection with a rapid fire of 5+ variations (most of which were again rejected the same day they were submitted). I'm the farthest thing on an expert on dealings of these sorts, but I will offer two bits of advice... 1. Know who you're dealing with - some TTB reps roll with a higher iq and ability to reach logical conclusions than others. If you get the wrong specialist on your case, consider making a change and hope someone else picks it up. I know I've had multiple reps on my case - and have no doubt infuriated a few of them. 2. Be willing to make a departure from your original intentions. It hurts to do so but in interest of moving forward, it might be necessary. That's not to say you can't be creative in your iterations and ultimately get close to what your original intent was without getting kicked by the ttb rejection boot.
I feel your pain. Best of luck.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:10 AM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:51 AM
"I am not a vigilante. I am just trying to get home to my little girl's birthday party and if everyone will just stay out of my way, nobody will get hurt."
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:59 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:45 PM
I'm usually a fighter, but they have demonstrated again and again that there is no consistent logic applied to the label review. I have fought and fought and there is no logical path with them on these issues, there seems to be no recourse at all. My advice is to move past it and get your product out anyway you can, the omission or addition of a word will likely not have an effect on sales.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:16 AM
All in the name of protecting consumers who don't know what either 'vermouth', or 'aperitif' mean in the first place.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:12 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:30 PM
I've also tried the Full appeal process as an experiment. They sat on it for 90 days and stated that they needed another 90. After the initial 180 days, they still needed more time to review. They called me and I stated that I wanted to come out to Washington and present my case to a federal judge. I had the label approval right around 270 days.