Lexington, Kentucky-based West Sixth Brewing Co. has altered its logo, removing an eight-pointed compass star on the same day it was announced it had resolved a lawsuit filed against it for trademark infringement by the makers of Magic Hat beer.
When reached via email to ask if the change in the logo was connected to the settlement, West Sixth co-founder Ben Self replied “no comment,” consistent with a joint statement from the beer companies release earlier in the day. The statement itself was to be the final public words from either company on the matter.
An eight-pointed star appears inside the nine in the Magic Hat logo, and a pound sign appears just to the right of the nine.
“The parties have mutually resolved the issues addressed in the lawsuit in a manner that eliminates potential confusion about product origin and resolves the lawsuit in a mutually acceptable way,” the joint statement from West Sixth and Magic Hat states.