Learn More About Beer Lawyer Dan Christopherson
Christopherson Brew Law is dedicated to serving the legal needs of breweries, distilleries, wineries, wholesalers, and brand owners. Dan is an experienced beer lawyer that helps clients with beer trademarks, state, and federal licensing and compliance, contracts, and other legal issues.
Building on his passion for craft beer, Dan started working with breweries as a beer lawyer in 2012. Since that time, he has worked almost exclusively in the alcoholic beverage industry, helping both small and large breweries with licensing, compliance, and other needs as they grew from founding to expansion and beyond.
Dan is a beer lawyer that has assisted hundreds of alcohol beverage companies (as well as several restaurants, bars, and food and non-alcoholic beverage companies) to develop and defend their trademark rights, both in the United States and internationally. Dan has extensive expertise in guiding breweries and other companies through the process of trademarking the names of their breweries, beers, and other intellectual property, including successfully appealing denials of trademark registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Dan also has extensive experience crafting settlements between parties to resolve trademark disputes or defending clients in litigation over trademark applications or registrations.
Although based near Denver, CO (and previously near Washington, DC), Dan works with breweries and other alcohol beverage producers and brand owners as a beer lawyer throughout the country and the world. Dan helped form the Loudoun County Brewer’s Association in Northern Virginia and has served in an advisory role for the organization ever since.
Dan graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007. While there, Dan focused his studies on intellectual property law and interned for the trademark division of the USPTO and the United States Copyright Office. Dan is barred in Colorado and Washington, D.C., and is a registered Patent Attorney. A Michigan native, Dan graduated from Michigan State University in 2004, where he studied Philosophy.
Recognized as an expert on issues such as trademarks, branding, beer law, distillery law, and wine law, Dan has presented before alcohol beverage industry members and legal professionals on legal issues affecting the alcohol beverage industry and has been published in trade and legal publications on such topics.