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An established Grand Rapids-area craft brewery is suing a nearby Byron Center-based brewpub in planning, alleging that the startup’s name is confusingly similar.

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A Chicago-area maker of spirits alleges in federal court that a Grand Rapids-based distillery is infringing on its trademark with the planned launch of a new rye whiskey.

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Angel investors worry that new federal rules designed to make it easier for startup companies to solicit prospective investors could do the exact opposite.

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The federal government sets aside money each year to help small businesses do research and commercialize intellectual property, but the programs are woefully underused by companies in Grand Rapids, which trails peer cities nationwide and around the state in federal research funding. Why aren’t local companies pursuing the cash?

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It was nearly seven years ago when the Danish sales representative first stopped by Kuhnhenn Brewery looking for American-style IPAs. 

For the company started by brothers Eric and Bret Kuhnhenn, exports have become a significant portion of their sales – amounting to more than 12 percent of the Warren brewery’s output in 2012. 

But exports were not initially a part of their business plan.

Published in Manufacturing

A couple of deals this month typify the kind of mergers and acquisitions activity occurring these days.

Published in Focus

In an effort to further curb discrimination and presumably provide greater peace of mind when it comes to employee privacy, the Michigan Legislature is now the sixth state governing body in the country to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA).

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