- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - An Astoria distillery has had to change its name for the second time due to trademark troubles.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://is.gd/rd7mKO ) that Pilot House Spirits will become Pilot House Distilling as part of a settlement with House Spirits Distilling, a Portland-based distillery that filed suit against owner Larry Cary over trademark infringement.

Cary opened North Coast Distilling in 2014 but was forced to change the name after California-based North Coast Brewing filed suit in October. Cary says the first name change cost about $10,000.

House Spirits Distilling argued that Cary’s Pilot House Distilling violated trademarks they own including House Spirits” and “House Spirits Distillery.” Cary says it will cost him another $10,000 to $15,000 to again change the name on all his products and properties.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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