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In early December, Yellowstone writer and producer Taylor Sheridan’s Texas ranch filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Free Rein Coffee, a company owned by one of the show’s stars, Cole Hauser.
Sheridan, who owns the 600-acre Bosque Ranch near Weatherford, Texas, initially claimed that the logo for Hauser’s Free Rein Coffee company carried “a brand mark strikingly similar to Bosque Ranch’s registered trademark, potentially misleading consumers.”
In addition, Sheridan’s ranch recently partnered with Community Coffee to launch their own western-inspired coffee called Bosque Ranch Craft Coffee.
“Bosque Ranch Headquarters LLC is seeking permanent injunctive relief, damages, and profits from the defendants under both the Lanham Act and Texas law for the alleged infringement,” San Angelo Live reported.
It was recently reported that Sheridan dropped the lawsuit, and that it has been resolved “with prejudice.”
Radar Online was the first to report news of the suit dismissal. The outlet reported that Sheridan’s law firm, Cantey Hanger LLP, wrote in court documents that the lawsuit was settled out of court and that Sheridan cannot re-file in the future.
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Taylor Sheridan and Cole Hauser aren’t the only members of the Yellowstone team to dive into a coffee company. Kevin Costner recently partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to develop an entire series of coffee releases. The first of those, the Horizon Blend, is now available for purchase on Keurig.com.
Cole Hauser is scheduled to return to the set of Yellowstone to film the final episodes of Season 5 in the spring of 2024. It is unclear if his role or the future of the show will be affected by the lawsuit.