What’s Really in your Beer Name: Trademark Protection for Craft Brewers and Their Beers Besides the unique taste of your beer, what more than anything else helps your consumers remember the source of that fantastic beer? Obviously, your company name and probably also the name of your beer. With hundreds of craft breweries developing across the country, craft breweries

Does the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Consider You to be a Person of Ill Repute? What Pennsylvania Liquor Licensees Need to Know About the PLCB’s Nuisance Bar Program * August 31, 2011 Shumaker Williams, P.C. Litigation and Hospitality Law Evan C. Pappas, Keith A. Clark As part of the biennial liquor license renewal process, the

    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has issued the below statement to the alcohol industry.  As one of the more highly publicized consequences of the government shutdown, the TTB acknowledges that it has a lot of work to do to catch up.   Message to TTB Regulated Industry Members The federal government has

Well, the shutdown is over – at least temporarily.  Many federal employees will be returning to work today to begin getting the government started again.        What does that mean for the alcohol industry?  It means the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau should be opening its doors soon and processing   applications and labels posthaste.  However,

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has received more press in the past two weeks than it has in all of the previous years of its existence.  This obscure arm of the Department of Treasury, however, has become a big topic of conversation recently, especially in craft beer circles.  Although it is relatively