LAFAYETTE – Of all the college and professional teams Paul Parshall has assembled for an enterprise that goes by Sports Beer Brewing Co., the Florida entrepreneur says he’s not sure why Purdue University, out of the 250 or so others, is the only one to have a problem with what he’s doing.
“They already have their own name on their own beer (at Purdue) – Boiler Gold, I think,” Parshall said Thursday. “Why are they coming after me? Boilermakers Beer is mine.”
On Thursday, Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 Judge Randy Williams agreed with Purdue that the name Boilermakers, in fact, wasn’t Parshall’s to license to others looking to brew beer.
Williams issued a preliminary injunction, giving Parshall five business days to remove any reference to Purdue, Boilermakers, Boilermakers Beer or Purdue Boilermakers Brewing from the Sports Beer Brewing Co. website and promotional materials.
Parshall said he planned to appeal.
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Purdue filed a lawsuit in February, six months after Parshall had called catering services at the Purdue Memorial Union, offering to hook up the university with a craft brew called Boilermakers Beer.