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Brooklyn Brewery Loses Trademark Appeal Against Beer-Kit Maker

Oct. 27, 2021, 6:26 PM

Brooklyn Brewery Corp. failed to revive its bid to cancel a trademark used by Brooklyn Brew Shop to sell home beer-brewing kits, after the Federal Circuit upheld on Thursday a decision by an administrative court.

Substantial evidence supports the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s determination that the similarities between the mark owned by the Brewery and the mark used by the Shop don’t inevitably cause actual confusion among customers, the appeals court said.

Brooklyn Brewery runs a beerhouse and taproom in Williamsburg. Brooklyn Brew Shop runs an e-commerce site that sells at-home kits for making beer and other fermented drinks. ...