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MillerCoors Didn’t Fully Disclose Keystone Beer Ads, Judge Says

Nov. 1, 2019, 9:41 PM

MillerCoors should be sanctioned for not producing all marketing materials for Keystone beers over the last three decades in a trademark dispute with Stone Brewing Co., a magistrate judge in the Southern District of California said Nov. 1.

Judge Linda Lopez recommended that the court require Miller to cover the cost of Stone’s request for discovery sanctions.

MillerCoors started emphasizing the word “Stone” in advertising and packaging for its Keystone beers in 2017. Stone argues the rebranding effort infringed its trademarks.

During discovery, Stone requested MillerCoors produce all marketing materials and packaging for Keystone products since 1989. Stone argued MillerCoors’s...

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