There are thousands of breweries, distilleries and wineries spread across the country, including some here in Maryland. According to an attorney for a small brewery called Innovation Brewing, all of them share a limited pool of names. It is not difficult to imagine that a business dispute can arise when two companies share similar names, but so far, any such disputes have been resolved short of going to trial. However, a recent claim by one craft brewery against another might actually go to trial.
Many people in Maryland dream of opening their own businesses, but some may not consider the futures of those businesses. Before a business plan can be put together, a potential business owner needs to determine what he or she wants out of life. For some, this could mean selling the business sometime down the road or passing it on to future generations.