Great point. If I ran a business and worked really hard to grow it, I wouldn't protect my interests either...
If they don't protect their trademark they lose it. I am sure they spent a crap load of money to protect their brand which is a huge nationwide seller. Only an idiot wouldn't protect that.
No offense meant, but railing against Magic Hat for this is really dumb.
Microbrewery should not be synonymous with idiot and bad businessman.