Redwell Brewery founder 'encouraged' by support in Red Bull trademark dispute

By Michelle Perrett

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The team at Redwell Brewing have been enouraged by support
The team at Redwell Brewing have been enouraged by support

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The founder of Norwich-based Redwell Brewery says he is overwhelmed by support after news broke that the firm is facing a trademark dispute with energy drinks company Red Bull.

The problem arose for the craft brewery when it attempted to trademark its own name Redwell. Red Bull claims there will be some confusion as it is similar to some their own trademarks.

Founder and owner Patrick Fisher said: “We went to trademark our name and we immediately received the response. It has gone mental on twitter. We have to meet a settlement with Red Bull at the end of August.

Black cloud

“We are encouraged with the support more than anything else. It is so great to have people responding in such a positive way to something that has been black cloud hanging over us. It just gives us an extra push and incentive to not just roll over.

“The solicitors are currently dealing with this and we are hoping Red Bull will relent.”

The brewery was set up in October 2012, but only launched its products to market in April this year. These include a Redwell Craft Pilsner at 4% ABV and steam lager at 4.6%.

The brewer has 10 fermenting vessels, a 10 barrell brewhouse and employs eight staff which includes the four directors of the company. The brewer supplies around 70 independent pubs with around 50 of those being in central London.

Redwell Brewing is run by directors Patrick Fisher, Amy Hancock, Benjamin Thompson and Michael Baxter (pictured). 

Red Bull Response

In a written statement Red Bull said: "There is no dispute here. Red Bull has all along being willing to allow Redwell to maintain its mark for beer so long as they do not use it for energy drinks. Redwell have agreed to this."


Redwell Brewery has now confirmed that Red Bull has removed all trademark restrictions on the conditions that the craft brewery do not produce an energy drink.

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