You Be The Judge: Do These Two Tequila Brands Look Too Similar?
Everything is bigger in Texas and right now the big news in Texas is all about tequila.
Austin-based tequila brand 512 was launched in the musical capital of the world ( ya, I said it) back in 2015. From the get-go, the distinct logo and color scheme of the 512 brand became recognizable throughout our great state.
What is the significance of the number 512?
If you aren't familiar with Austin Texas you might not know that the numbers 512 are significant for the ATX community as 512 is actually the original area code for millions who live and work there. In fact, according to the Stateman, over 5 million residents and businesses in Texas have 512 as their area code. Therefore the 512 brands of tequila are aptly named as a homage to their roots in Austin.
Here is where Kendall Jenner's 818 tequila could be in trouble.
If the oddities that 818 tequila uses similar colors and shapes of the numbers in their logo as 512 doesn't get some attention from the judicial system, the fact that 818 which launched its bottled tequila in 2021 just happens to be the area code for San Fernando Valley in none other than, Los Angelos California, should.
How close in similarities are the two tequila logos? Well, 818 used a photo of 512 Tequila in their ad by accident!
Umm... hello, if they can't even tell the difference in the label between their tequila and the other guys...
KXAN Austin reports, " The lawsuit also brings up an instance in May 2021, where the brands were reportedly mixed up. 818 Tequila was being promoted as a virtual product that could be bought on Jenner’s sister’s mobile app game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, but an image of Tequila 512 was used instead."
What do you think? Do the two logos look similar to you? Let us know your opinion on our station apps!
One big difference??? 818 is almost more than double the price of 512!
You be the judge. Let us know!
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