Louisiana pilsner purveyor Abita Brewing Company fired off a cease-and-desist letter to a charity organizer who had been using the term “pub crawl” to promote his events, according to Baton Rouge Business Report.

Abita, according to BRBR, says it owns the Louisiana trademark for the term and that Manu Kamat’s use of “pub crawl” is an infringement on the brewery’s rights. Kamat’s “pub crawls” generate money via fees from participants who receive discounts at Baton Rouge watering holes; the fee proceeds are donated to the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice.

Kamat has backed down; he’s now calling the event a “bar golf.” But, BRBR writes, he’s so far refusing to transfer control of the domain name pubcralbr.com to Abita.

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