Craft brewers' maverick mindsets won't wash when it comes to the laws around intellectual property. Pic:getty/olivierlemoal

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IP infringement is common - and costly - in craft brewing

By Doug Bania, Nevium Intellectual Property Consultants

Rock ‘n’ roll and craft brewing were born out of the same spirit of independence, making them ripe for the type of crossover you sometimes see between the music and alcohol industries. But behind every seemingly rebellious rock band is a brand that has...

How to 'craft' the best protection for your beer brand

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How to 'craft' the best protection for your beer brand

By Jeremy Drew, Head of Retail; and Ben Mark, Legal Director, Trade marks, RPC

A strong brand sets a craft beer apart from the competition and the strength of that brand, at least in part, lies in how well it is protected. Jeremy Drew and Ben Mark of London headquartered law firm RPC look at how craft brewers can protect their beer...

Can of Chinese Red Bull (Picture Credit: Flickr/Mararie)


Chinese fake seizures prompt Red Bull response


Red Bull insists it watches the Chinese market closely to guard against fakes after authorities arrested 13 people in August and seized thousands of counterfeit energy drinks, as an analyst warns the issue is a serious problem in 'virtually every...

Picture Copyright: Flickr/Roger Wollstadt. 'Budweiser' - the name at the centre of a beer storm lasting over 10 years...

Supreme Court date could still seal ‘Budweiser’ trademark dispute

By Ben Bouckley

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has declined to confirm whether it plans to apply to the UK Supreme Court for permission to appeal after losing the latest round of a bitter trademark dispute to Czech rival Budějovický Budvar over the ‘Budweiser’ name.

Amcor gets fit

Amcor gets fit

Amcor PET Packaging has created a custom-designed bottle for a new sports drink which combines a sports logo as part of the design.

Stoli stand-off continues

Stoli stand-off continues

SPI, the company which owns the popular Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya
vodka brands, is to take legal action in the European courts to
prevent the Russian government from hindering distribution of the
vodka throughout the Union, a move...


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