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Oh, Ale no: Decatur’s Ale Yeah! sued for trademark infringement

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Oh, Ale no: Decatur’s Ale Yeah! sued for trademark infringement

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Photo obtained via http://www.aleyeahbeer.com/

Photo obtained via http://www.aleyeahbeer.com/

A Decatur craft-beer store has become the target of a federal lawsuit claiming it is infringing on a trademark held by another company.

LMR Restaurants, based in North Carolina, this month filed a lawsuit against Ale Yeah!, claiming the company is improperly using a trademark owned by LMR.

The company said it warned the two defendants named in the suit,  Francisco Vila and Eddie Holley, that the name Ale Yeah! was its trademark.

“Despite receiving LMR’s letter advising them of LMR’s rights, Defendants Villa and Holley refused to stop using the ALE YEAH! mark,” the lawsuit says.

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Ale Yeah! has taken to Twitter to blast LMR for filing the lawsuit, calling the company a “bully.”

“You ask what’s this about? Being a bully, plain & simple,” the company said. “In the hopes to outspend us @LMRestaurants & @carolinalehouse had us served.”

Here is a copy of the lawsuit:

Ale Yeah

More Tweets from Ale Yeah! regarding the lawsuit …

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