Illinois bill granting new rights to craft brewers advances to the governor for signature

House Bill 4897 hasn’t been signed by the governor yet but it’s on its way. This bill passed both the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate with no nay votes and no abstentions. Once signed the bill will add several new rights for craft breweries in the state of Illinois that bring the state closer […]

Fire Water Trademark Dispute Heats Up Some Interesting Claims About the Age-Old Term

When Sazerac sued Hood River Distillers over a trademark dispute alleging there’d be confusion between Hood’s cinnamon whiskey “Sinfire” and Sazerac’s Firewater and Fireball liquors, it got a lot of press.  As with most legal battles, that initial press petered out and the case has been progressing without any more fanfare. Quite a few people […]