Month: April 2013

Craft Brewing and Trademark Infringement: What’s at Stake?

According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. is home to over 2,300 craft breweries, with more opening each week.  Added to the international, national and regional breweries the total number of breweries in the U.S. eclipses 2,400.  Each brewery produces at least 2 different types of beer, and most breweries assign names to their brews …

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Are they Brewers? What’s More Important: Definitions or In-Fighting?

What’s More Important: Definitions or In-Fighting? The Roman Empire fell from within. Sure, Alaric and the Visigoths sacked Rome, but it had grown vulnerable in the decades and century before. Loosely governed expansion, disconnect with member “states” and in-fighting doomed the once powerful empire. Craft Brewing is mirroring this empire. Ok, ok…so the analogy is …

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Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference – Washington D. C.

Last week, Washington D.C. was inundated with craft brewers and beer geeks as the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference was held in the nation’s capital. This conference was a mix of trade shows, seminars, receptions, tap-takeovers, and special events around the city.  My hotel was in Georgetown and found a great little pizza/beer spot just …

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Denver Construction Mediation Getting Past Go

GETTING PAST GO Abstract  Regardless of your endeavor—mining, oil and gas, water, housing, roads, lumbering, raising llamas or raising cane, you most likely cannot get past go until all real and perceived stakeholders are happy. You may have acquired all the requisite permits, licenses and bonds, but the local municipal or county regulator bolstered by …

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