A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos.
New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries has filed an infringement lawsuit against Hop'n Moose Brewing Company in Rutland.
The Rutland Herald reports that Hop'n Moose opened in 2014 and recently began canning its beer, which is sold in about 15 nearby stores. Moosehead was founded in 1867 and adopted its current name in 1947. It sells beer in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.
Moosehead argues that similarity in names and logos could create confusion.
Hop'n Moose owner Dale Patterson says he hasn't seen the lawsuit, but doesn't want to change his logo.
Burlington attorney David Pocius, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Moosehead, couldn't be reached for comment.
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