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...
Michelob Ultra has expanded its low-calorie portfolio with the launch of Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, a beer made with organic grains, further tapping into a growing consumer audience seeking a balanced, active lifestyle.
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...
Trademark issues and intense local competition among manufacturers have been holding up Monster Beverage’s charge into China. Yet its brand owners have high hopes for its fate in the world’s biggest energy drinks market.
You can trademark words, phrases, symbols and designs, so what about #hashtags? It's relatively new territory in the world of intellectual property law, but it's well worth doing, say Rebecca Cross and Allison Hagey at law firm BraunHagey &...
Vita Ice – a sparkling flavored water brand that first hit stores in 2013 – is a “blatant and deceptive knock-off” of Sparkling Ice, claims Sparkling Ice brand owner Talking Rain in a trademark infringement lawsuit against Vita Ice brand owner Klarbrunn...
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...
Red Bull rival Sun Mark claims to have dealt a “very significant blow” to the abuse of monopoly rights in the soft drinks industry, after the EU body let the UK firm to register ‘Bulldog’ as a trade mark.
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.
Potentially lethal chemicals have been detected in fake vodka seized in the UK, while Pernod Ricard says it expects consumers to retain confidence in the Jacob's Creek brand, despite a raft of counterfeit seizures in recent months.
As speculation mounts over the future of US brewer Anheuser-Busch
amidst rumours of a possible takeover bid from rival InBev, it is
not the brewer, but the brands that are expected to drive
consolidation and growth in the market.
Sweden-based group Vin and Spirit (V&S) has lost a legal
bid in the country's appeal court to continue using a
former partner's trademark on its wine
labels, following allegations that it
had supplied counterfeit...
Budejovicky Budvar, the Czech brewer, has taken a different tack in
its attempt to stop arch rival Anheuser-Busch from using the
contested brand name Budweiser. But the bid to stop the US group
from using the name for entertainment...
With the sale of the Agros Fortuna fruit juice and canned food
business, Pernod Ricard's Polish business is now 100 per cent
focused on drinks - which was the reason why Agros was acquired in
the first place.
Belgium's Interbrew has acquired the US rights to its Bass Ale
brand, bringing a premature end to an earlier agreement with
Diageo. The comapny also reported a slide in profits in the first
half, despite some good performances...
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...