Trademark News & Screw-ups City, brewery at odds over trademark dispute

In Canada, the city could have just lawfully taken the name through the horrible mechanism of ""official marks"" that allows government-controlled entities to just claim whatever they want as their trademark, and such marks would cover any and all goods and services imaginable, forever, without any opportunity for existing owners to dispute or cancel such marks. Totally unfair and arbitrary. This atrocity doesn't exist in the U.S.—yet there are cities that apparently act as if there does. The city of Portland, OR, is at war with a small brewery that was successful in registering a trademark that the city now badly wants. It's good to see that other, larger breweries, are expressing their support to the small business in its battle with the city Goliath.

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