Common Law Unfair Competition, Conversion, Deception, False Designation of Origin, Fraud, Indiana Crime Victim's Relief Act, Jane Magnus-Stinson, Matthew P. Bookman, Theft, Tortious Interference with Economic Advantage
This trademark lawsuit arises out of a dispute over ownership of the term “Corn Maze Beer Fest.”
The Plaintiff, 450 North Brewing Co. of Columbus, Indiana, hosted an event under that name in 2016 in the fields surrounding their brewery.
The Defendant is an Indiana company specializing in marketing for craft beer events.
The parties had worked together (with only an unsigned agreement and oral contract) on the 2016 event but a dispute has arisen over ownership of the event name. Despite the parties terminating their business relationship in early 2017, Defendant appears to be moving forward with its own version of a CORN MAZE BEER FEST, still being actively promoted on the website that Plaintiff believes it should own.
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Brix Haus Brewing Inc. d/b/a 450 North Brewing Co. v. Indiana On Tap, LLC
Court Case Number: 1:17-cv-02529-JMS-MPB
File Date: July 27, 2017
Plaintiff: Brix Haus Brewing Inc. d/b/a 450 North Brewing Co.
Plaintiff Counsel: Louis T. Perry, Amie Peele Carter of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Defendant: Indiana On Tap, LLC
Cause: False Designation of Origin, Common Law Unfair Competition, Indiana Crime Victim’s Relief Act, Deception, Conversion, Theft, Fraud, Tortious Interference with Economic Advantage
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Matthew P. Bookman