Reyes Responds: Chill Down Spine

In an amended complaint on the Chesbay lawsuit, MillerCoors has changed the cut of its jib, as it were, on its rights to choose acquiring distributors. Perhaps recognizing that its original complaint was particularly weak under Virginia franchise law, MillerCoors has amended their suit to widen the net with a more federal focus, and put forth the claim that their federal trademark registrations trump state franchise laws. If they are successful in their arguments, it could change the landscape in brewery approval cases

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