Private Bars and Private Clubs in NC

We’re getting a lot of questions about the differences between Private Bars and Private Clubs in NC. That means it’s time to blog about it! Background NC has had the Private Club designation for Retail alcohol sales permits for a long time. But, the NC Legislature recently made a change. The 2019 legislative session saw […]

Contracts – generally – during COVID-19

An unprecedented or unexpected event or set of circumstances can throw a wrench into our contracted relationships and expectations. COVID-19 is just such an event and his having just such an impact.

Guidance on NC Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery during COVID-19

We’re getting a lot of questions about specifics of curbside service for alcohol retailers. Here’s some helpful hints.

COVID-19: What the HELL do I do now?

Managing your business during a crisis is never easy. The difficulty is compounded when the crisis is in your business AND all around you. Right now, as business owners and managers, you’re facing tough decisions about your staff and your business while staring down the barrel of uncertainty.

Congrats to us! Beer Law Center named one of Top 30 Food Law Blogs

We’re pretty excited! We were recently named as one of the Top 30 Food Law Blogs on the web. Assuming numbers count for something, we were actually in the top 10! Check it out!   Check out the full list at: https://blog.feedspot.com/food_law_blogs/

Why Selling to Big Beer Makes a Difference

What does this say about Big Beer? Big Beer seems to do something about once a week that gets me mad. I saw this article today and got really upset: Anheuser-Busch Announces $11 Million Expansion of Merrimack Brewery Especially the part that says: “The brewery in Merrimack will receive the $11.3 million expansion, allowing construction […]

Wicked Weed leaves the ranks of Craft Beer.

Like everyone ever, I saw the Wicked Weed announcement yesterday about the “partnering” with ABInBev. I don’t normally spend a lot of time commenting on purchases of craft brewers by larger breweries. My general response is: “Good for them!” This is a business and it’s good to make money doing something you love. “That’s a bummer.” […]

Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.

Sorry about the long period of … well, nothing. We’re back in the swing of things (I hope) and will be updating more and more frequently. Cheers and check back often! John

Your Trademark is Finally Registered. Now what?

Part I: Trademark Incontestability After federally registering your trademark you might think that you’re done dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but, unfortunately, think again. You still have one more deadline to abide by if you want to permanently strengthen your registered rights. As the proud owner of a federally trademarked […]

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