STOP GETTING SUED: How to Help Avoid Trademark Disputes

From my latest article in Beverage master Magazine

Trademark disputes are one of the hottest topics in the brewing and distilling industries. While some companies seem to embrace the sympathetic role of being the victim of a “trademark bully” on social media, most companies would prefer to focus on making good beer or spirits and growing their company. This article discusses some of the preliminary steps a distiller or brewer can take to navigate the increasingly treacherous minefield that is choosing a brand name. Some trademark disputes are inevitable with the number of alcohol brands skyrocketing. The alcohol beverage industry in the U.S. is getting very crowded, with almost 3,500 breweries (according to the Brewer’s Association 2014 figure), 1,634 distilleries, 10,228 wine producers and blenders, 13,820 alcohol importers, [read more here]

About Dan

Daniel Christopherson of DCBrewLaw.com is a beer and trademark attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law. He is an avid craft beer enthusiast who helps new and established breweries develop their business models, comply with the TTB and FDA, and protect their intellectual property.
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