Blog Archive

  • 12.15.2014

    Aviator Brewing Company Asks Court to Declare: MAD BEACH Beer Label Does Not Infringe California...

    On November 17, 2014, craft brewer Aviator Brewing Company filed an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, seeking a declaration from the Court that its MAD BEACH beer label does not infringe any trademark...
  • 12.03.2014

    Navigating NC Beer Distribution Agreements

    In early November, Williams Mullen attorneys, Keith Kapp and Jennifer Morgan, presented “NC Beer Distribution Agreements” at the NC Craft Brewers Guild Conference in Greensboro. Check out the presentation to learn more about distribution, beer franchise law,...
  • 10.24.2014

    H1050 – Omnibus Tax Law Changes

    Effective 1 May 2015, the ABC Commission will require compliance with tax laws by ABC permittees and will have new enforcement mechanisms to review and confirm state tax compliance.Compliance with Tax Laws by ABC Permitees In order to be eligible to receive...
  • 10.22.2014

    S734- Regulatory Reform Act of 2014

    The Regulatory Reform Act, SB 734, went into effect on September 18, 2014.  It includes provisions that allow colleges with brewing programs to obtain licenses to begin selling beer produced during the program to wholesalers and retailers. See new G.S. 18B-...
  • 10.20.2014

    S744 – Appropriations Act of 2014 (Budget)

    Transfer of ABC Commission to Department of Public Safety The 2014 state budget bill transfers the North Carolina ABC Commission (“ABC Commission”) from the North Carolina Department of Commerce to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, effective...