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Breweries lock horns over moose-themed names, logos

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos.

The Rutland Herald reports that Saint John, New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries has filed an infringement lawsuit against Hop'n Moose Brewing Co.

Hop'n Moose opened in 2014 in Rutland and recently began canning its beer, which is sold in about 15 nearby stores. Moosehead was founded in 1867 and adopted its current name in 1947. It sells beer in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

Moosehead argues that similarity in names and logos could create confusion.

Hop'n Moose owner Dale Patterson says he hasn't seen the lawsuit, but doesn't want to change his logo.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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