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Old 01-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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I know this is no legal column, but does anyone know how I go about protecting my brewery name?
I have one in mind, and don't really want it ripped off as its personal to me.
I've researched it a little bit, and I've read that I need to publish it before I copyright it.
Does posting it on here count as publishing?
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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register it with the state. you can get a LLC type license for a small fee from the secretary of states office.

edit: you may need to pay extra taxes, fees and licensing since its a brewery, that would be through the feds though


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Its just my home brewery, not a business. Sorry, should've been more clear.
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then i don't think you have any worries. and i think you can still TM the name, if it's just for copyright purposes. check with the sec. of states office on how to go about it.
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Will do, thanks!
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I recall reading that you have to use a trademarked name commercially within a certain a period of time or else you lose your trademark.

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It must be a clever name for you to go through all the trouble of trademarking/copyrighting it. Do you intend on eventually starting a business or anything? If not, you would probably be safe just by using it. I don't think I've ever seen an actual brewery steal a name from a homebrewer on these forums yet...
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I feel its a bit clever, but I really don't see a commercial brewery taking it either. I'm just curious more than paranoid.
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You got a name with your Birth Certificate, a homebrewer who needs a name for his homebrewery has a screw or two loose in the ego department.
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You got a name with your Birth Certificate, a homebrewer who needs a name for his homebrewery has a screw or two loose in the ego department.
Nah, there are plenty guys here who name their homebrews. Not just the beers, but their homebrewery. Especially guys who like to make labels or enter competitions. No ego tripping here, just a guy taking pride in his work.


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