Tree Brewing Threatens Legal Action Over Beer Name
On February 3, 2009 At 12:45 pm
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According to Managing Director Tod Melnyk, Tree felt that the name of the Green Flash beer was too similar to Tree Hop Head IPA, and that they needed to protect their trademark. Upon contact by Tree’s lawyer regarding the issue, Green Flash made the decision to stop shipping their beer to BC, heading off a potential court battle.
More details on the matter, as well as an analysis on the more general issue of litigation between craft breweries, can be found on BC Beer Blog.