Saturday, September 5th6.8°C
27106
27284

New Orleans brewery to change beer's name to settle case filed by company that owns Godzilla

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A New Orleans brewery has agreed to change the name of one of its beers after it was sued by the company that owns the rights to the movie monster Godzilla.

Attorneys for Toho Co. Ltd. announced Wednesday that it had settled a trademark infringement lawsuit with the New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co.

The deal requires the brewery to change the name of its Mechahopzilla beer by the end of the year.

Chad Grand, an attorney for the brewery, said it would shorten the name to Mecha and continue to use a lizard-like creature to market it.

Toho will have to approve the changes, company attorney Chuck Shephard said.

Toho sued the brewery in September, claiming the name and logo of the beer were copycats of Godzilla's mechanical doppelganger, Mechagodzilla, which has appeared in five films since its debut in 1974.

The brewery's attorneys argued the beer was a parody. The case filed in a New Orleans federal court was settled before a judge ruled on its merits.

Toho has filed more than 30 lawsuits since 1991 over unauthorized uses of Godzilla and related characters.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

27504


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX13478.31-118.10
S&P CDNX552.61-1.14
DJIA16102.38-272.38
Nasdaq4683.92-49.58
S&P 5001921.22-29.91
CDN Dollar0.7532-0.0047
Gold1120.70-3.00
Oil45.67-1.08
Lumber234.00+1.10
Natural Gas2.658-0.067

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.215-0.005
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.24+0.00
Cantex0.04-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences1.36+0.25
Metalex Ventures0.05-0.00
Russel Metals21.23+0.14
Copper Mountain Mining0.59-0.01
Colorado Resources0.075-0.010
ReliaBrand Inc0.0045+0.0005
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.02+0.00
Mission Ready Services0.07-0.01
Decisive Dividend Corp2.62+0.12

 





FEATURED Property
2268312205-130 Barber Road
2 bedrooms 2 baths
$236,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


The ball and chain

I have been pleasantly surprised of late to speak with business owners who understand the impact of fixed versus variable costs. A fixed cost is one that must be paid each and every month regardless o...


Where does the money go?

Photo: Thinkstock.comOne of the major components of business relationships that involve money are the fees in the investment industry. There is currently a quiet battle being waged between the practit...


Agree to ask questions

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe STORY: I think, said Janet to herself, that I just figured out a solution to my problem of letting the prospect run the meeting.With that thought in mind, she got out of her c...

_





26376


Member of BC Press Council


25143