The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its opinion in the case of Jack Daniel’s Properties v. VIP Products, a litigation of interest to the Brewers Association (BA) and the alcohol beverage industry. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in favor of Jack Daniel’s Properties vindicated brand owners’ trademark rights and reflected the positions taken by the BA and other industry trade groups in a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief urging the Court to reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ prior decision.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles