[Ads-l] running out of words for beer...

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 11 11:40:38 EDT 2016


"A trip through recent trademark contests finds Maine’s Wash Ashore Beer
Co. taking issue with another brewery’s application for a Washed Ashore
beer; a dust-up over a similar-looking yeti image between a Denver brewery
and The Red Yeti brewpub in Indiana; and The Shed Brewery in Vermont
contesting a competitor’s “Brew Shed” beer. Battles have been waged over
anchors and narwhals, kilts and yoga terms, and ownership of the word
“idiot.”

“We’re literally running out of words in the English language that haven’t
already been taken,” said Brendan Palfreyman, a lawyer in Syracuse, N.Y.,
who handles beer trademark cases."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hopportunity-cost-craft-brewers-brawl-over-catchy-names-as-puns-run-dry-1468170639
DanG

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