Pacific Ale court hearings conclude

pacificaleThe Federal Court on Fridayheard closing submissions from Stone & Wood and Thunder Road in the ‘Pacific Ale’ intellectual property dispute.

Hearings began in Melbourne last Monday, with Stone & Wood calling independent expert witnesses including Professor Lawrence Lockshin, Head of the School of Marketing at University of South Australia Business School.

Other witnesses called by Stone & Wood included Australian Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard*and Corey Crooks, publican at Newcastle venue Grain Store.

Thunder Road called five witnesses in total, among whom was Alan Jane, managing director of Melbourne-based creative agency, Disegno.

Justice Mark Moshinsky reserved his decision, which is expected in the coming months.

*Given his role asan independent expert witness, Matt Kirkegaard will have no involvement in the reporting of the case.

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