Texas craft brewer Real Ale, which makes the popular blonde ale “Fireman’s No. 4,” has convinced California-based Fireman’s Brew Inc. to stop using the Fireman’s mark to sell beer in Texas, as part of a settlement entered Thursday ending a trademark infringement suit in Texas federal court.
You’re not imagining it: This summer has seen a spike in new trademark disputes between craft brewers, as a growing number of breweries clash over a finite number of interesting names. In case you weren't following along, here’s a quick recap.
Real Ale Brewing Co., the Texas-based maker of a popular blonde ale called Fireman's No. 4, filed suit in Texas federal court Thursday alleging California beer maker Fireman's Brew has infringed its trademarks by marketing and selling its beer in the Lone Star state.