Join me this Sunday for a pint (or two!) to show our support for a member of our Portland beer community: https://www.
The City of Portland is attempting to sell the rights to the leaping stag logo to Anheuser-Busch InBev, to market beer-not-made-in-Portland to Portlanders. The only trouble is that Old Town Brewing has an “incontestable” trademark to that logo, in conjunction with beer, as granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office, and confirmed three times over the last five years by the USPTO. The City knows they have no legal avenue to sell these rights, but they keep dumping thousands of our taxpayer dollars into their effort to defeat Old Town. The City is siding with the world’s largest brewery against one of its own, choosing foreign beer over our local beer economy.
For more background on this issue, check out these articles:
beervana/2017/11/13/the-city- of-portland-versus-old-town- brewing
business/2017/11/08/city-hall- and-a-local-brewer-both-claim- they-own-the-trademark-to- portlands-most-famous-deer/
old-town-brewing-portland-at- odds-over-trademarked-stag- logo/
city-on-losing-side-of- trademark-dispute-involving- iconic-portland-oregon-sign
articles/2017/11/old-town- brewing-co-alleges-portland- city-hall-is.html
I’m organizing an event this Sunday to support him and his team. Please join me!