This chart shows how the UK’s beer market has changed in eight years

22nd October, 2018 by Edith Hancock

The craft beer boom has led to a 20% surge in people registering trademarks for beers in the UK, according to new research, which warns of a rise in legal disputes ahead as brands are “likely to overlap”

A rising consumer demand for limited edition and small batch beers means that breweries are launching far more products which carry their own protections, with the number of beer trademarks in the UK doubling since 2010, according to research by City law firm RPC.

The number of new trade marks registered in the UK for beer brands rose by 20% in 2017, to a record high of 2,372, up from 1,983 the previous year

The past three years have seen the most rapid growth, with an average of almost….

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