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Old 08-26-2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Trademark Conflict with Republic of Texas Brewery :(

Well, I am glad I paid for a trademark search, It appears that they let somebody trademark "The Republic of Texas" so, I had to put the licensing paperwork on hold and come up with a new name. I had the new name trademark searched and I registered it. The new name is nowhere near as cool, but it describes the beers I will brew.

Something BIG is Brewing in Texas, the
"Texas Big Beer Brewery"

Heading to Kentucky to get my two 10 barrel tanks tomorrow


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Old 08-26-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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Could call it The State of Texas Brewery


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Old 08-26-2010, 03:37 AM   #3
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In England you can still go by the building that used to be the Texas Embassy. Since Republic of Texas is wrapped up, maybe something in the neighborhood of Texas Embassy Brewery would have done?

Either way, congratulations on the identity!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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Trademark searching is money well spent, but it's too bad the one you wanted was already taken. Saves you having to redesign all your marketing materials down the line when you get that cease and desist letter
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In England you can still go by the building that used to be the Texas Embassy. Since Republic of Texas is wrapped up, maybe something in the neighborhood of Texas Embassy Brewery would have done?

Either way, congratulations on the identity!
yup, The Texas Embassy was the first thing that came to my mind too. So, it's not there any more? I can't say it's a shame. Full of the worst kids of tourists it was.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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Don't take this advice because I don't know anything about trademarks or business really. Would calling your brewery, "The Republic of Texas Brewing Co." make the name not be trademarked?
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Supplement the spaces... THEbeerREPUBLICbeerOFbeerTEXASbeerBREWERY
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:57 PM   #8
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Don't take this advice because I don't know anything about trademarks or business really. Would calling your brewery, "The Republic of Texas Brewing Co." make the name not be trademarked?
You could always just change the spelling. We have "Apple Sourz" (more expensive stuff) and "Apple Sours" (penniless chav version.)
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You could always just change the spelling. We have "Apple Sourz" (more expensive stuff) and "Apple Sours" (penniless chav version.)
Oh great. Now you gotta define Chav for everyone!
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general troublemaker, talks like a pillock, usually ends up with a child without a relationship, lives in a council estate. see below.

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