Friday, September 4, 2009

Anheuser Sues Ontario Brewery Over Labels With Lime

Look, I'm all for intellectual property rights, but this is simply a matter of the big guy trying to crush the little guy.

Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Labatt Brewing Co. sued Brick Brewing Co., claiming the Canadian brewery is infringing their trademarks with the use of limes and the color green on its labels.

Anheuser and Labatt asked a Canadian federal judge to stop Waterloo, Ontario-based Brick from using the images in advertising for Red Baron Lime beer. Anheuser and Labatt are also seeking unspecified monetary damages and C$500,000 ($454,000) in punitive damages, according to the statement of claim.

Read the whole story at Thanks to Draft Magazine for the link.

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