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Trouble Brewing in Trademark Dispute Between Moosehead and U.S. Brewery

Canadian-owned Moosehead Breweries filed a trademark infringement complaint in the District Court for the District of Vermont on Monday against Vermont-based brewery Hop’n Moose Brewing Company.  As the flood of new breweries and beers continues to flow across Canada and the U.S., trademark disputes are tapping media headlines.  Trademark owners must be diligent to ensure that their trademarks are used correctly.  If a trademark owner permits confusingly similar uses in the marketplace, it runs the very real risk that its trademark rights will be lost.

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