NOLA MechaHopzilla Imperial IPA

Godzilla creator sues NOLA Brewing for ‘Mechahopzilla’ beer

Japanese entertainment company Toho Co. Ltd. hit New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co. LLC with a lawsuit in Louisiana federal court Friday, saying NOLA’s “Mechahopzilla” beer violates Toho’s copyrights for the famed Japanese monster Godzilla’s mechanized counterpart Mechagodzilla.

There is a Godzilla movie coming out in 2014 so who knows what cross-promotions Toho will be running next year but that is likely a factor in this lawsuit.

More >> Law360.



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