According to Courier & Press, a pub in Evansville, Indiana has changed its name at the request of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN. Maidens Brewery & Pub is now known as Damsel Brew Pub.
Pub owner John Mills said that he was not involved in litigation with IRON MAIDEN over the pub's original name. "There was no lawsuit, no bad feelings on either side," he said.
Mills claimed that he originally picked the Maidens name to reflect the pub's theme, based around its brewery with different craft beers on tap, each one named after a woman. The 90 different beers made at the pub were the "maidens."
"A lot of people know about craft beers them but don't drink them. I was trying to help give people something to identify with," Mills said. "So that association with their mom or sister or a woman in their life might make them give it a try."
Earlier this year, IRON MAIDEN filed trademark infringement lawsuit against a video game developer behind the game called "Ion Maiden". The lawsuit accused entertainment company 3D Realms of of "incredibly blatant" infringement on the IRON MAIDEN trademark. The band demanded $2 million in damages from 3D Realms, but "after careful consideration," the studio has chose to rebrand the game as "Ion Fury".
In early 2018, IRON MAIDEN filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court, accusing several unindentified web sites of selling counterfeit products that infringe its trademarks. The band demanded that the infringing webshops cease selling products bearing the name of the brand, transfer the domain names, and pay their profits or $2 million in damages.
— Maidens Brewery & Pub (@MaidensBrewery) June 4, 2018
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