Pint-sized brewer loses fight over labels

 In Australia, NewZealand
In a David-and-Goliath battle over the ownership of a portfolio of heritage Australian beer labels, Goliath has won.
The Australian Trademarks Office has rejected a bid by craft brewer Thunder Road Brewery, based in Melbourne, to seize control of 59 beer brands owned by Carlton & United Breweries.
Earlier this year Thunder Road made an audacious bid to break open heritage trademarks held by CUB to a long list of beers that carry historic names but that have been in limited release or have not been commercially brewed since before World War II.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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