Lagunitas is claiming it trademarks the words "IPA" on their beers and Sierra Nevada's new Hop Hunter IPA packaging cannot contain the words IPA on it, because they have a trademark over those letters. This shit is getting out of hand. Lagunitas is so paranoid that the words IPA on some packaging are going to cut into their sales of their IPA. How about craft breweries focus on making great beer instead of focusing on frivolous lawsuits against their brethren. Laguintas does NOT own the words IPA. They trademark a logo with the words IPA on them, but do not own a trademark for the words IPA themselves. They cannot and should not be able to sue Sierra Nevada over this. Sounds like this could ultimately delay the release of Hop Hunter IPA while this is tied up in court, unless SN folds and changes their label so they can get this beer out on targeted release date. Sad, as this has seemingly NEVER been an issue with Lagunitas and other breweries boldly featuring the words IPA on their label. Lagunitas just lost a LOT of respect from me due to this. I'll likely buy more SN over Lagunitas now, just to speak with my wallet.