Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is back in federal court, suing two businesses it claims are infringing on its “Thirsty Dog” trademark.
Thirsty Dog 2 Go is a combined hot dog business and convenience store that sells beer and wine. Thirsty Dog Pub is a bar and restaurant.
Both suits seek to stop the businesses from using the Thirsty Dog name and an unspecified amount of damages.
Brewery co-owner John Najeway said the brewery is trying to protect its brand.
The brewery has held the trademark for Thirsty Dog since 1998, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Neither Thirsty Dog 2 Go nor the Thirsty Dog Pub had responded to the lawsuits as of Wednesday morning.
Earlier this year, the brewery filed suit against the Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery in Tempe for selling a Leg Humper Hefeweizen. Thirsty Dog holds the trademark for Old Leghumper. The suit was dismissed last month as Sleepy Dog agreed to stop using the name, Najeway said.