Trademarks and Copyrights for Breweries and Distilleries
Many of our clients come to us when they are ready to register their brand names, logos, beer names and labels. Others are dealing with disputes involving trademarks and copyrights. From registration to litigation, our team of brewery and distillery trademark attorneys in Minneapolis provide a full range of intellectual property representation for breweries, distilleries, distributors and other businesses in the beer and liquor industry. While we are located in Minneapolis, we serve clients throughout Minnesota, the midwest and nationwide.
“Should we apply for a trademark? What are the steps involved? How do I get label approval?” Trademark registration can be complex, especially for businesses in the highly regulated alcoholic beverage industry. We can answer your questions and let you know how to approach all of your trademark needs, including:
- Brand names
- Product names
- Logos for items like glasses, T-shirts and coasters
- Beer can logos
- Beer and liquor labeling requirements
We will help you apply for trademarks based on the type of goods or services you are selling. Some of the steps include searching for similar marks to ensure that your trademark is unique and filing an intent to use application for your mark. We can also respond to trademark application refusals from the Patent and Trademark Office to fight for your brand.
If your business has copyrightable works such as written materials, artwork, music or software, we can help you with all copyright matters.Contact Us
Many brewery and distillery startups are not familiar with state and federal labeling requirements. To register a trademark for a beer or liquor label, you must first obtain approval from federal and state agencies, and then begin using the label. The laws can be difficult to navigate, and mistakes are common. Our expert team of distillery and brewery copyright attorneys in Minneapolis are here to help.
Contact our attorneys to learn more and to make sure your interests are protected as you pursue trademark and copyright registration. Call 612-259-4800 to arrange a free initial consultation.
We love to visit breweries and distilleries, and we prefer to meet in person whenever possible. We regularly travel to meet our clients on-site and often stop by just to check in and have a pint.
We want to help make your vision a reality. We provide comprehensive legal services for businesses in the craft beer and spirits industries.