Capitol Brew Duel

The Budweiser commercial, “Brewed The Hard Way,” aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. The commercial implied that craft brewers do not take their job as seriously as the global manufacturers. Budweiser’s implication did not go over so well, and it is reported that the advertisement was pulled after only a couple of days after its original airing.…

Innovation in the Bourbon Industry as Supply of Aged Whiskey Struggles to Meet Booming Demand

Few things are more American than wanting our products available instantaneously.  And when satisfaction cannot be delivered immediately, American companies will innovate and disrupt the market to meet demand.  Such is the case for the American bourbon industry, which has seen a rapid increase in interest over the past decade, as discussed in a recent…

E-I-E-I-Dough?

A recent article in Fortune Magazine “Tapped In: Craft beer — A farmer’s salvation?” raises some interesting points about the continually-expanding craft beer movement.  With more and more brewers needing more and more ingredients to craft more and more beer, sourcing of those ingredients is becoming a hot industry topic and creating an opportunity for farmers. …

Timothy Van Dyck and Timothy Powell Publish Article in the Boston Business Journal

An article by B&D attorneys Timothy Van Dyck and Timothy Powell appeared in the November 28 Boston Business Journal. ViewPoint: Trouble brewing for our other national pastime outlines the accusations of “rampant ‘pay-to-play’ practices by industry players” and how the state has launched an investigation into those accusations. Read the complete article HERE or download a PDF…

Roger Zimmerman Publishes Trademarks Article on CraftBrewingBusiness.com

An article by B&D Partner Roger Zimmerman about craft beer trademarks has been published on CraftBrewingBusiness.com. In addition to defining trademarks, the article also outlines “likelihood of confusion” and other key aspects of trademark law. Roger has extensive experience in various aspects of intellectual property, including client counseling, licensing and agreements, and preparation and prosecution…