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Ashley Brandt
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At yesterday’s Illinois Liquor Control Commission board meeting, the director said that in addition to discussing federal trade practice rules and some issues concerning the ongoing investigations that the entities are engaging in, the upcoming June 13…
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In early 2015, Wine Spectator questioned how serious the Chinese government was at addressing the problem of counterfeit wines and pointed to Alibaba’s site as a major culprit in promoting the sale of counterfeit bottles. A clever solution implemented by…
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Apparently amateur chemistry isn’t for everyone.  Especially not the thousands of mixologists and bartenders across the world who’ve been recommending and serving Moscow Mules in mugs with copper interior coming into contact with the acidic drink.…
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Some bad news for Atwater in its quest to trademark “Vanilla Java Porter” is good news for those hoping ingredients and styles and variants don’t end up receiving registration forcing breweries to have to challenge registrations to get them undone in…
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You might not believe it unless you look like this: But Indiana’s current bar against beer wholesalers selling liquor or liquor wholesalers selling beer was just held constitutional because the state claims its “rational basis” was the increase of pricing…
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It’s a fairly typical clause in most distribution agreements, if not specifically stated in most state beer franchise laws – a promise that your distributor won’t transfer the franchise or the business (you want both and you’ll see why in a second) absent…
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Come on out to the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Conference on June 26th and 27th for two great days of education and information on brewing and related issues.  I’ll be presenting with a great group of other experts on topics of interest.…
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The FDA released a guidance document announcing it will delay the upcoming deadline for food companies to implement updated Nutrition Facts labeling changes that require some increased font sizes for calories and servings along with mandatory disclosure…
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The FDA released a guidance document announcing it will delay the upcoming deadline for food companies to implement updated Nutrition Facts labelling changes that require some increased font sizes for calories and servings along with mandatory disclosure…
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Here’s the opinion released in USPTO v. Tam.  More to follow along with the assessment as to how this decision might impact other government regulations that place prohibition on “disparaging” or even “offensive” commercial speech.  In parsing through…
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