“In May 2013, Clown Shoes Beer (“Clown Shoes”), a brewery located in California, was served with a complaint alleging that its VAMPIRE SLAYER SMOKED IMPERIAL STOUT trademark was confusingly similar to Vampire Brands’ registered VAMPIRE trademark for beer. Vampire Brands (“Vampire”), also of California and co-owned by a trademark attorney, sold a limited run Belgian beer under the VAMPIRE PALE ALE mark.”

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