Boom: 520 new breweries opened in the UK last year

Number of beer trademarks rises by 19%

By James Beeson

The number of new trademark registrations in the UK for beer brands has risen by 19% during last year, as larger drinks companies seek to introduce ‘craft’ products. 

Fiery: BrewDog's James Watt:


Has BrewDog bitten the hand that feeds?

By Daniel Woolfson

BrewDog’s trademark dispute with an independent pub is likely to have upset many beer aficionados. But experts say James Watt’s craft beer behemoth acted the way many companies of its size do to protect intellectual property. Was BrewDog really out of...

BrewDog's James Watt:

BrewDog hits back at pub name debacle

By Nikkie Sutton

BrewDog pleads “please don’t steal our trademarks” in a blog post following the dispute over a Birmingham pub name that left the brewer and pub operator criticised by consumers.

Major brewers capitalising on craft's popularity

Craft beer

181 new beer brands registered in the UK in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer trademark registrations in the UK have hit a record high, following the continued rise in the popularity of craft beer, according to City law firm RPC.

Establishing the value of a pub business

Property advice

Establishing the value of a pub business

By Jeremy Over

There are many aspects to consider when trying to establish the value of a business. Here, Jeremy Over gives us his insights.

Mast-Jäegermeister has warned pubs that it will crack down on venues 'passing off' its product

Jägermeister targets pubs 'passing off'

By Ellie Bothwell

Mast-Jäegermeister UK has warned it will take legal action against pubs and clubs that repeatedly ‘pass off’ and ‘pour over’ as part of a fresh crackdown.