Breweries

Brewery Attorneys in Boise

Mooney Wieland Alcohol Industry Advisors

Brewing alcoholic beverages is different from other industries when it comes to regulation. It’s not just the unique aspects of your business, facilities, and products that the government regulates, but also how stringent some of those can be. At Mooney Wieland Alcohol Industry Advisors, we’re here to help you weave through the bureaucratic red tape and make sense of the process it takes to just get started with your business.

Everything from selecting a business model to obtaining a brewer’s notice, label approvals, and protecting your trademarks goes into forming a successful company. We’re here to help you through it all so you can open sooner and take steps now to protect your company from legal trouble that may come down the line.

Contact Us for Legal Assistance

If you’re opening a commercial brewery of any size, legal representation from an attorney with specific experience in the alcoholic beverage industry can make a difference. At Mooney Wieland Alcohol Industry Advisors, our familiarity with the permits, processes, and government agencies involved in opening a brewery means we have the knowledge and experience it takes to help you open your business and begin selling your products as soon as possible.

Learn more about how our brewery attorneys in Boise can help by reaching out to us for a consultation. Call (208) 295-5809 or fill out our online contact form to request yours.

Applying for a Brewer’s Notice

Chances are you’re looking to open a brewery, brewpub, microbrewery, or some other facility where you are producing more than 100-200 gallons of beer for commercial distribution. Before you can open your commercial brewery, you’ll need to obtain a Brewer’s Notice from the federal government.Mooney Wieland Alcohol Industry Advisors can help you apply for the Brewer’s Notice through the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). We have extensive experience when it comes to interfacing with this agency and understand what it looks for in applications. Our knowledge and experience in this matter can help you reduce the time it takes to successfully file for your Brewer’s Notice by efficiently moving you through the process.

Labeling Your Beer

Get Your Labels Approved

Before you can sell your alcoholic beverages, the labels you intend to use must be approved by the government. The TTB is tasked with reviewing each label that appears on alcoholic beverages sold in the U.S., and each must conform to government regulations before it can be sold.

If you or a graphic designer you have hired are working on crafting a label for your alcoholic beverage products, we can advise you of what information must appear on the label and how it must appear on the label. We can then help you file to obtain a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from the TTB, which will be a formal government approval of your product’s label.

Obtaining your Brewer’s Notice must precede applying for your COLA, although our brewery attorneys in Boise have extensive experience working with the TTB. That means we can help you streamline the application process on your end so that you can receive both documents as soon as possible.

Protect Your Brewery’s Trademarks

Your brewery’s trademarks help your products stand out on shelves and in the minds of consumers. If you can think of an intellectual property asset that makes your company stand out, chances are it can – and should – be trademarked.

Some of these IP assets include:

  • Company name
  • Logos
  • Slogans
  • Product lines
  • Recipes

Protecting these assets through registration and enforcement can protect your company in more ways than just one. Not only can you prevent encroachment on your trademarks, but a brewery attorney in Boise can help you conduct the research necessary to make sure you aren’t treading onto someone else’s existing IP.

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