U.S. Supreme Court Decision Has Implications for the Craft Beverage Industry, Minnesota Beercast 6.23.17

 

It is the rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision that attracts any attention, but when the case has implications for sports and beer….

Last Wednesday on 3 And Out we talked about the Matal v. Tam decision – which saw the Court invalidate the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause – in the context of the Washington Redskins and their racially-charged nickname.  On Friday, I appeared on the Minnesota Beercast to discuss what the decision meant for Flying Dog Brewing and its “Raging Bitch IPA”, and a host of other breweries who seek to toe the line in naming their beers and breweries.

Click here to listen to the show, which we recorded live at Erik the Red in Minneapolis whilst enjoying some Lift Bridge Root Beer and delicious “Nordic Barbecue.”

You can listen to my past appearances on the Beercast here, and be sure to check out my craft beverage law site for additional resources on trademark law and craft beer.

 

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