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MillerCoors Can Sell-Off ‘Stone’ Beer After Infringement Ruling

Aug. 5, 2022, 8:18 PM

Stone Brewing Co. failed to get a California federal court to immediately bar MillerCoors LLC from selling Keystone Light beer packaging that emphasized “Stone” and infringed on its trademarks.

MillerCoors demonstrated that most factors courts consider in weighing a permanent injunction tipped its way because it was already committed to a rebrand, the US District Court for the Southern District of California said. Stone faced no irreparable injury without an injunction and a “sell-off grace period” is common, especially in cases where infringement wasn’t willful, the court said.

Stone won a $56 million award in March after a jury found ...