If you’re getting into the art of brewing, on your own, odds are you’re looking to take your beer, wine or liquor into the retail space (if even locally). But what many people don’t know is the legal processes that must be in place to start distributing your own line of craft beers.

When it comes to liquor licensing, there are a lot of federal and state licenses that need to first be applied for. When getting started with your own brewery or microbrewery, Drumm Law starts with helping you set up your entity and kickstart the licensing processes from the get-go.

Once the liquor licensing and entity are established, we will then review your lease and work to get your establishment open and operating. From there, it’s time to start trademarking your name and your beers.

After the beers have been trademarked and established, it’s time to start working on distribution. Before you can start distributing your beer to grocery and liquor stores, it’s important to have one of our dedicated beer attorneys look over your distribution agreements.

Distribution agreements are, in large part, a very technical document — governed by each state differently, each with very specific rules. What sets Drumm Law apart from other law firms is that we can not only help with your distribution agreements, but we have expertise in the area. We can even help with movie placement contracts — one of our beers was in Marvel’s Avengers: End Game!

About Drumm Law

At Drumm Law, we’re proud to offer trademark attorneys with expertise in the area of beer, breweries and brew pubs. We work with all of our clients to help them efficiently, and cost-effectively:

  • Select and file proper trademark applications
  • Undergo trademark clearance searches
  • Defend/file trademark application prosecution
  • Monitor trademark usage and maintenance
  • Conduct intellectual property audits
  • And more…

Our beer lawyers can help your brewery navigate the legal processes that are needed in the industry.