The Secret Sauce: Protecting Brewing Recipes and Processes – The Role of Employee Agreements

Recently, my colleague Roger Zimmerman provided a helpful primer on how to protect the intellectual property of a brewer’s operation through copyright and trademarks. There is, however, another area that brewers must consider when protecting their business: their workforce. As a brewer’s business expands, and more and more employees are hired, the brewer-as-employer must grapple …

“Miller Time” for Anheuser-Busch Inbev? Sort of.

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has given its consent to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev (“ABI”) and SABMiller. The DOJ challenged the approximately $100 billion merger on antitrust grounds, and on July 20, 2016 the DOJ announced that it had reached an agreement with ABI to permit the merger to move forward.