Beer Law HQ - Legal Services Offerings

From Day 1 to Year 101, Beer Law HQ offers legal guidance and business strategies that will help protect your ongoing business success and growth.

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Trademark/Label Art Infringement and Intellectual Property

With so many breweries and beers in the market, trademark or label art infringement can happen, and lawsuits can land you in a state or federal court. We search the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database to locate unregistered trademarks to help you avoid this mistake. We will protect your trademarks and label artwork from another brewery’s use.

Registering trademarks, copyrights, and patents are the best way to protect your brewery’s brand. From brand names and slogans to label artwork and innovative brewing processes, we help you legally protect your business assets. 

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Mergers and Acquisitions and Exit Strategies

Mergers and acquisitions of breweries are complex, time-consuming, and involve multifaceted agreements and challenging legal concerns. Due diligence is required for both sides before a deal is closed. We review documents, advise on tax implications and government compliance, and identify potential risks to reach reasonable solutions to help you achieve a successful outcome.

Before you hand over the daily responsibilities of running your brewery, you need a comprehensive exit plan to ensure future positive financial outcomes. We guide brewers from creation to implementation to create a strategic plan that allows you to leave your brewery when you want, to whomever you want, with the financial freedom you deserve.

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Labor and Employment

Labor and employment laws are complicated, involve numerous federal and state departments, and are challenging to implement. Breweries must be aware of the responsibilities regarding these laws. We understand these laws and help breweries with labor and employment disputes, including unions, wage and overtime payments, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Family Medical Leave Act, and workers’ compensation. 
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Employee Incentives

Employees are valuable assets in a brewery. Employees want to feel valued and appreciated, whether they are working directly with your customers or creating your beers behind the scenes. Incentive programs significantly impact morale, create a fun working environment, and give employees a vested interest in the brewery's success. From monetary bonuses and profit-sharing to additional vacation time, incentives can improve the workplace culture and build loyalty.
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OSHA and Safety Management Plans

Avoid Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations and costly accidents with robust safety management plans. We help promote safe brewing practices by establishing programs and policies that align with OSHA standards to create a safe and productive environment for you and your employees. If you have received an OSHA violation, we will litigate a violation and review current procedures and policies to avoid future violations.

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TTB Approvals/COLA

Working within the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB’s) federal regulations is complicated and time-consuming as there are several requirements a brewery must adhere to before they open its doors. We manage and file applications and permit requests, advise on federal excise tax and tax determination, and ensure beer regulations and laws are followed to create a seamless process for you and your brewery.

Before bottling your first beer, a Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (COLA) application must be filed with the TTB. We review brewery labels to ensure they follow Federal laws and regulations before filing your label for approval.

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Affordable Beer Law Attorneys for Craft Brewers

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