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Reiser Legal PLLC serves breweries throughout the United States for matters of federal law—from USPTO trademark representation, through to TTB licensing, COLA labels and beyond. We are also licensed in the states of Washington, Colorado, and Louisiana, where we provide complete beer law services to breweries in those states.
How did the Brewery Law Blog get started?
When we created the Brewery Law Blog, our goal was to produce a dialogue on interesting regulatory and legal issues affecting Washington state breweries. We’ve watched our beer industry grow exponentially over the past few years—with that success comes exposure to complicated legal dilemmas and increasingly oppressive legal regulation, along with a pressing need for proactive brand protection through smart trademark law practices. The Brewery Law Blog provides up-to-date information about the matters that should be troubling brewing businesses, and potential ways to address and alleviate those pressures.
Brewery Law is brought to you by Reiser Legal PLLC, a Seattle-based law office focused on representing breweries and related industry businesses. Reiser Legal helps established and start-up breweries navigate a variety of legal matters, including comprehensive federal trademark and intellectual property management, with nationwide business representation before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Offering experienced legal counsel from start-up to launch, with industry experience negotiating sophisticated distribution agreements and partnering on plans for expansion, Reiser Legal PLLC is a full-service craft brewery law firm with a passion for what we do. The office is managed by Douglas Reiser, a beer attorney and LEED AP, licensed in Washington and Louisiana. The office also includes Danielle Teagarden, a craft brewery attorney licensed in Washington and Colorado.
Danielle is a Seattle-based intellectual property and business attorney, with a practice committed to forward-thinking USPTO trademark protection for brewery and beverage clients across the United States. She joined Reiser Legal to address the increasing need for proactive beverage brand protection, while also serving the day-to-day business and regulatory needs of alcoholic beverage start-ups and growing breweries as well as emerging producers of cider, wine, mead, and distilled craft beverages.
Author and editor of Reiser Legal's syndicated blog, The Brewery Law Blog, Danielle has also authored an extensive piece on constitutional law, beer regulatory issues, and reform measures, "Brewing Tension: The Constitutionality of Indiana's Sunday Carryout Laws," which was published in 2014 in the Indiana Law Review and selected for inclusion in the Food Law & Policy eJournal. A summa cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Danielle is committed to beer law scholarship and brewery advocacy, with a number of research, writing, and industry educational projects in the works behind the scenes at Reiser Legal.