Yes! More beer-related trademark cases, as Brooklyn Brewery is suing Black Ops Brewing in Fresno over the trademark “Black Ops”.
Brooklyn Black Ops, the name of one of Brooklyn Brewery’s beers, was first released in 2007. Smart as they were, Brooklyn owns a trademark for Black Ops.
No too long ago, Black Ops Brewing applied for a trademark for the brewery name. It’s application was denied, citing the earlier trademark registration by Brooklyn. ‘Beer’ and ‘brewery’s’ are similar products/services of course.
This seems like quite a clear cut case. So, Black Ops Brewing might have to look out for a new name.