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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2016, 12:11:54 PM »
John Fogerty ;)
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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #106 on: April 11, 2016, 10:33:38 PM »
I don't know that it pertains, but recently there was a music law suit in the news where it was alleged that the new song infringed by having the same vibe as a Marvin Gaye song. Not same lyrics, not same melody, not same title... it just felt the same. It was upheld, so could this apply at some level in beer? Could a label or other marketing be liable for having the same vibe? Hmmm, fat tire vs chain breaker? Don't they both have a bicycle feel?

Some years ago the record label that owned the rights to the Credence Clearwater Revival catalogue sued Tom Fogarty for plagiarizing himself on a new release.
The judge ruled that Tom Fogarty had a unique sound and he wasn't plagiarizing himself.

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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2017, 02:50:27 AM »
The decision was made on 12/20 there can be no likelyhood of confusion. So suck it Bell's!

http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=91215896&pty=OPP&eno=51

Too bad Bell's decided to waste the time and money of a small brewery to prove nothing. You would think Larry and the gang would think before they act...
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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2017, 04:21:33 AM »
How many of the Pros here have attorneys?

As a friend who has a brewpub says - "Your first hire should be your attorney. The second should be your accountant."

Looking through this old thread ... we no longer have an attorney on retainer. We have one on staff. ;)

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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2017, 04:30:02 AM »
The decision was made on 12/20 there can be no likelyhood of confusion. So suck it Bell's!

http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=91215896&pty=OPP&eno=51

Too bad Bell's decided to waste the time and money of a small brewery to prove nothing. You would think Larry and the gang would think before they act...

Glad Bell's got their ass handed to them. I'll still drink their beer form time to time though.

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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #110 on: December 30, 2017, 06:50:59 PM »
It appears there may be an appeals period. Let's see if Bell's decides to abide by the decision or drag this out even longer.
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Re: Bell's files lawsuit against Innovation - AKA suck it Bell's
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2017, 11:22:43 PM »
They still have a go fund me page up.  It only got them about $5 grand toward the legal bills, all this time later.  I hope others will consider kicking in to help them out (I just did).  You know Bell's is going to not let this go without appeal.
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