DuClaw Euforia label

Ska Brewing reportedly won over DuClaw in Euphoria trademark dispute

But after DuClaw applied for a trademark with the USPTO, they sent a cease & desist to Ska. In response, Ska slapped a big ol’ trademark suit on DuClaw, claiming earlier rights — and won. See, when you file a trademark, you’re presumed to have superior rights – and if you’re defending with an unregistered mark, you have to prove those rights. Now Ska holds that registration in beer for “Euphoria,” DuClaw has a dead trademark, and both racked up a pretty penny in expenses.

Looks like the case was resolved shortly after the dispute first arose. The snippet is part of another mainstream piece on trademark disputes among craft brewers.

More >> Boston.com.


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