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Craft Brewers: We’d Like to Help Protect Your Vision


We are craft beer enthusiasts excited by the creativity and ingenuity fueling the craft brewing industry. We are available to address the legal issues that arise when opening and subsequently running a craft brewery. We can serve as your (outside) inside counsel, ready and willing to respond to any legal and strategic questions. Komlossy Law provides assistance with forming your business entity, protecting your trademarks and trade secrets (recipes, marketing, brewing process), working through the process of obtaining your Brewer’s Notice and label approvals and other contract issues that will arise when leasing or buying space for your brewery and hiring employees.

Please contact Ross Appel by emailing him directly at or by completing the form at the bottom of the page for more information.  We would love to discuss your vision and what steps we can take to protect it.  Ross has an upcoming legal article about the intersection of the craft beer industry and trademark law that will appear in Volume XIV of Fordham Law’s Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.  His article about how to best select your mark and avoid a costly trademark dispute can be found in the most recent issue of American Brewer magazine.  Meanwhile, here are some of our recent blog posts specific to this topic.


Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Medtronic Shareholders’ Claims

Komlossy Law, P.A. is one of plaintiffs’ counsel for Medtronic stockholders in a class action challenging Medtronic’s merger with Covidien. The merger was structured as a reverse merger tax inversion, whereby Medtronic would emerge as a new entity incorporated in Ireland to avoid paying U.S. corporate income taxes.
The case alleges that the […]

By |February 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dismissal in Medtronic Inversion Litigation Reversed on Appeal; Komlossy Law Among Counsel

Komlossy Law, P.A. is one of the three counsel that had the dismissal of the Medtronic shareholder litigation reversed and remanded in late January.

Medtronic’s $43 billion inversion created a taxable event for its shareholders which will leave many on the hook for thousands and thousands of dollars so that the company can […]

By |March 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Beer Bill Passes Unanimously

The Senate’s malt beverages bill that includes the legalization of the 64 ounce growler passed the House today with a unanimous vote. Much of the news has focused on the excitement of the new found freedom of the 64 ounce growler. There is more to the bill in its final […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Blog|4 Comments

Growler Bill Closer to Reality (with a bit of a catch)

On Wednesday, a proposed amendment to CS/SB 186 was filed that would place an artificial cap on the number of vendor licenses that a brewery in Florida may obtain.  There is currently no such limit but the amendment would set the limit at 9.  This would mean that any given […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Investigation of proposed sale of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (HPTX) to Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP)

Komlossy Law, P.A. is investigating the Board of Directors of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (“Hyperion” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HPTX) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with their attempt to complete a sale of the Company to Horizon Pharma plc (“Horizon”).  Pursuant to the terms of […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where We Are With 2015 Malt Beverage Legislation

I have been asked a few times in recent days for a quick update of where things generally stand as we near the halfway point in the 2015 legislative session.  This is that:

Senate Bill 186, filed by Senator Jack Latvala, began as the straightforward growler bill that the distribution lobby claimed […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments




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