Author Topic: Duuuvaaal vs. Duvel. Intuition Ale Works gets a cease and desist order  (Read 2175 times)

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http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/428360/roger-bull/2012-12-17/belgian-brewery-says-intuitions-duuuvaaal-too-close-home

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Jacksonville’s own Intuition Ale Works has run into a bit of international trouble. The brewery has been planning to can one of its Belgian-style beers, called Duuuvaal, named after the chant celebrating the county of the beer’s birth.

But the name is also similar to Duvel, one of the best-known beers that comes out of Belgium. Intuition owner Ben Davis admitted the similarity is not a complete coincidence. Both are similar styles – Belgian strong golden ales.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/428360/roger-bull/2012-12-17/belgian-brewery-says-intuitions-duuuvaaal-too-close-home

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Re: Duuuvaaal vs. Duvel. Intuition Ale Works gets a cease and desist order
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 06:23:32 AM »
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/428360/roger-bull/2012-12-17/belgian-brewery-says-intuitions-duuuvaaal-too-close-home

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Jacksonville’s own Intuition Ale Works has run into a bit of international trouble. The brewery has been planning to can one of its Belgian-style beers, called Duuuvaal, named after the chant celebrating the county of the beer’s birth.

But the name is also similar to Duvel, one of the best-known beers that comes out of Belgium. Intuition owner Ben Davis admitted the similarity is not a complete coincidence. Both are similar styles – Belgian strong golden ales.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/428360/roger-bull/2012-12-17/belgian-brewery-says-intuitions-duuuvaaal-too-close-home

It probably doesn't help that the font they use is similar and they clearly aped the style - I would suppose in homage to Duvel. I really like the logo actually - and I don't even like the damn Jaguars  :)

I'd think it would take an idiot not to know the difference, but I'm no expert on IP or copyright or whatever kind of law this is.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 06:26:01 AM by Adam W »

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Re: Duuuvaaal vs. Duvel. Intuition Ale Works gets a cease and desist order
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 08:16:15 AM »
I expect this wouldn't hold up, but it may not be worth Intuition's money to challenge it.
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Re: Duuuvaaal vs. Duvel. Intuition Ale Works gets a cease and desist order
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 11:21:28 AM »



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Re: Duuuvaaal vs. Duvel. Intuition Ale Works gets a cease and desist order
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 12:21:19 PM »
Guess we should be happy the ale isn't suing the county ...