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Class Action Suit Filed Against Anheuser-Busch

Apr 7, 2016 | burgs | Business, Labeling | No Comments

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Anheuser-Busch in federal court in southern Florida, alleging

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Why Register? Top Reasons to Register Your TM With the USPTO

Apr 7, 2016 | burgs | Business, Trademarks | No Comments

In my last post, I wrote about common law trademark rights and the limitations on such rights.

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Common Law Trademark Rights – A Primer

Mar 30, 2016 | burgs | Business, Trademarks | No Comments

I have recently come across a number of clients inquiring about whether they have to register their trademark with th

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Shipping Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits Via USPS Legally? Ban May Be Lifted Soon.

Nov 11, 2015 | burgs | Business, Regulatory Issues | No Comments

For over a century, it has been illegal to mail beer, wine, spirits and ot

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Proposed Federal Legislation Big for Small Breweries

Oct 7, 2015 | burgs | Business, Regulatory Issues | No Comments

New legislation has been proposed in both the House (H.R. 2903) and the Senate (S. 1562), in the form

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Client Alert: FDA Nutrition Labeling Rule Forthcoming

Jul 16, 2015 | burgs | Regulatory Issues | No Comments

A new FDA rule has been finalized which may impact some craft breweries across the country.  The rule

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Brewed the Hard Way- David Beating Goliath?

Jun 22, 2015 | burgs | Business, Trademarks | No Comments

If you watched this year’s Super Bowl, you probably remember an Anheuser-Busch ad wherein AnB claimed that

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Potential Changes to ABC Laws Affecting NC Breweries

Jun 3, 2015 | burgs | ABC Laws, Regulatory Issues | No Comments

House Bill 909, also known as the ABC Omnibus Legislation, has passed through the North Carolina Senat

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Beer Names Can Infringe on Wine/Spirits, Too!

Jun 2, 2015 | burgs | Business, Trademarks | No Comments

When conducting a trademark search, it is very important to search across all similar types of goods for confusi

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Ask Your Graphic Designer for Their Inspiration

May 26, 2015 | burgs | Business, Copyright, Trademarks | No Comments

In the beginning of every trademark representation I undertake where a graphic design, or logo, is involved

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