NOLA Brewing Sued Over MechaHopzilla Beer


Here we go again. Remember the West 6th/Magic Hat controversy? Bet many of you don’t. Is this real, or just attention getting press? Does the Japanese company own the rights to anything with “Zilla” in the name, or something that kind of, sort of, looks like GZ? Sample of label only provided so readers can decide for themselves.-PGA

The Japanese company that produced the classic series of “Godzilla” movies has sued a New Orleans brewery, claiming the MechaHopzilla beer brand infringes on its copyrights and trademarks.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans by Toho Co. Ltd. It includes photographs of the Mechagodzilla character Toho introduced in 1974 and a beer can produced by New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co. LLC, known as NOLA Brewing.

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