Trademark Conflicts Brewing Over Craft Beers

Trademark Conflicts Brewing Over Craft Beers

When you think of fall, you think of football and beer but you don’t think of the just the “Big Beers.” Today, it’s all about craft beers. The craft beer industry continues to grow as new craft breweries are popping up constantly, bringing interesting new beers and brands to the market. But in an industry of more than 3,000 craft breweries, finding unique brand names is a challenge. There are only so many plays on the word “hop.” And in the crowded craft beer industry, conflicts over trademarks are inevitable.

What are "use rights," and are they enough when it comes to your safeguarding your brand? Read more about Trademark Protection.

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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.

 

Weekly IP Buzz for week ending April 27, 2018

Weekly IP Buzz for week ending April 27, 2018

Ninth Circuit Warning Over DMCA Takedowns

Ninth Circuit Warning Over DMCA Takedowns