November 29, 2010 4:29 PM Subscribe
Is there a viable way to break Anchor's trademark lockdown of "Steam" style ale?
posted by edgeways to law & government (11 answers total)
While Anchor's Steam is seen as a decent beer, their trademark of the name 'Steam' has quashed the style "steam" from commercial ventures.
I know of at least one FoF who's startup brewery, dedicated to Steam style ale, was kicked to death by Anchor's litigation.
In theory could a court case break a trademark? In practice is that even remotely viable?