- Our logos were professionally designed by a designer in Lexington called Cricket Press who has a long history of fantastic and creative logo designs.
- Their federal trademark is simply for the text “# 9”, and our logo contains neither a “#” nor a “9”. (our favorite part of their argument is where they call a 6 an “inverted 9”. Yeah, and did you know that a “p” is just an inverted “d”? They’re totally the same letter!)
- Finally, our logo includes the words “West Sixth Brewing”. We think that makes it pretty clear.
On May 16, just as Lexington's first Craft Beer Week was winding down, Magic Hat filed suit against Lexington's one-year-old craft brewery, West Sixth Brewing, claiming copyright infringement. Magic Hat #9 uses a 9 in their logo and West Sixth uses a 6 (which could be an upside-down 9). Today, West Sixth responded via social media with a statement that included: