Thu June 6, 2013
The West Sixth-Magic Hat Dispute Concludes
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont's Magic Hat brewery says a dispute with a Kentucky brewery over its corporate logo has been resolved.
Magic Hat had sued West Sixth Brewing for trademark infringement over its logo that has a numeral 6 and a star-like symbol. Magic Hat said it was too much like its No. 9 beer label, which has a 9 and a star-like symbol.
The Burlington Free Press reports that West Sixth's co-founder had called the dispute an example of a large corporation trying to bully a smaller company.
Magic Hat said Thursday in a joint statement with West Sixth that the two parties have resolved the issues.
Magic Hat, which started in Burlington, was bought by North American Breweries in 2010. Cerveceria Costa Rica bought North American Breweries last year.