Godzilla Co. Settles With Brewery Over MechaHopzilla Beer

By Bill Donahue (June 4, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Toho Co. Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property for Godzilla, reached a settlement Wednesday with a New Orleans brewery it sued for trademark infringement last year over a beer called MechaHopzilla.

Toho and the New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co. LLC lodged a joint notice of the settlement, ending a lawsuit over an India Pale Ale that was clearly a play on Mechagodzilla, the name of the mechanized counterpart of the famed Japanese monster.

Under the terms of the settlement, NOLA Brewing will stop using the name and packaging at issue by the end of the year, according to...

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