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Old 11-10-2012, 08:08 PM   #41
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pretty sure they ripped that bear from the grateful dead
Without a doubt. Irony is awesome.


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Old 11-11-2012, 03:10 AM   #42
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While I do not know the particulars of this situation, my guess is that this is about trademark laws.

If you do not proactively protect your trademark , your trademark can become universal property, and then anyone can use it.

The following where once all trademarked names, now anyone can use these names:

Aspirin,
Kerosene,
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:19 AM   #43
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pretty sure they ripped that bear from the grateful dead
They just might have, but the Grateful Dead have allowed people to use there trademarks and copyrights.

I know you use to be able to go to a Grateful Dead concert, set up a tri-pod and film them. That may have changed, corporate profits and all.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #44
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How did they not know this would happen on yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/strange-brew-marlborough

Sometimes people forget that consumers have the right to not do business with assholes.
Thanks for linking that. I was able to go ahead and flag all the reviews left by people that clearly never did business with the store and are just trying to smear them over a trademark dispute. Clearly these people don't know the first thing about trademark law and that this store is LEGALLY OBLIGATED to defend their trademark. Well, you clearly don't understand the law either nor do most in this thread.
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Also, no one is suing anyone yet. The company's lawyer sent a C and D letter which is standard procedure. This nano brewery appears to be ignoring it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #46
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Thanks for linking that. I was able to go ahead and flag all the reviews left by people that clearly never did business with the store and are just trying to smear them over a trademark dispute. Clearly these people don't know the first thing about trademark law and that this store is LEGALLY OBLIGATED to defend their trademark. Well, you clearly don't understand the law either nor do most in this thread.
I flagged them as well. Those aren't reviews anyways, they're just a bunch of white knighting uninformed beer nerds.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:44 AM   #47
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The problem is this guy at the Brew shop already has documented cases where his vendors sent things to the wrong place or otherwise got confused between strange brewing homebrew shop and strange brewing beer manufacturer.

I'd normally agree, but if i was losing customers and having heartaches with my vendors(the life of your average small company) because someone has a name almost identical to yours i'd probably do something about it too.
There's always someone on here defending the douchebag, and you're that guy in this case.

Face it, the entire way the LHBS has handled this is 100% jackass. NEVER buy from them.
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There's always someone on here defending the douchebag, and you're that guy in this case.

Face it, the entire way the LHBS has handled this is 100% jackass. NEVER buy from them.
What do you think the LHBS should have done?
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They can easily work out a deal here, and instead are being total jacka$$es. When people want to work together, they can, but it takes two to tango.
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They can easily work out a deal here, and instead are being total jacka$$es. When people want to work together, they can, but it takes two to tango.
Define "work out a deal".


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