Moose Wizz Root Beer Violates Brewer's Trademark, Jury Says

Law360, New York (August 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A New York federal jury on Friday found that a trademark held by Canada-based Moosehead Breweries was willfully infringed by an upstate New York pub and brewery that makes and sells a brand of root beer called Moose Wizz, awarding Moosehead $8,800 in lost profits.

At the end of a three-day trial, the jury concluded that Adirondack Pub & Brewery Inc. had knowingly stepped on Moosehead's brand trademark in violation of the Lanham Act and engaged in a false designation of origin that is likely to cause confusion by selling its Moose Wizz root beer, though the jurors found that Moosehead's...

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