Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing and Distribution

Alcoholic Beverage Labeling

Breweries, wineries, distilleries, and many distributors all must comply with extensive and often vague federal regulations that govern labeling and packaging. These label regulations are promulgated and enforced by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (the TTB). The TTB requires that all alcoholic beverages conform to its rules and that manufacturers obtain a certificate of label approval (a COLA) before putting their products on the market. The attorneys at Mooney Wieland are among the best in the nation at shepherding beer, wine, liquor, and other alcoholic beverage products through this process. The firm has had success working with clients in all segments of the industry from all over the country.

In addition to regulatory compliance, every beverage manufacturer and distributor must fight constantly to protect its trade name, logos, and product names. The firm has helped alcoholic-beverage businesses around the U.S. ensure they are using defensible trademarks. In addition, the firm regularly advises companies on registering and structuring their intellectual property to ensure a strong, defensible, and ultimately valuable portfolio. This process includes applying for trademark registrations, conducting mark clearances, and defending against infringement, especially online.

Because the firm’s alcoholic-beverage practice is so advanced, we maintain a separate website for it. Please visit for more information.