Lagunitas Drops IPA Trademark Suit After Web Firestorm
Law360, New York (January 14, 2015, 7:49 PM EST) -- After a backlash on social media, Lagunitas Brewing Co. moved Wednesday to drop its trademark lawsuit against craft brew rival Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. over the use of the acronym "IPA" on labels for India pale ale, just two days after the suit was filed.
Lagunitas moved to dismiss its case after filing a complaint in California federal court Monday claiming the labels for Sierra Nevada's newly announced line of Hop Hunter IPA copied the look the its own IPA labels — namely, that it made a large, block-letter version of the acronym the centerpiece of the logo, rather than a...
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