After you get your federal approval to manufacture alcoholic beverages; you have 5 continuing duties in addition to compliance with all federal and state alcoholic beverage control laws and regulations:
- COLA- Certificate of Label Approval from TTB and/or state ABC regulatory authorities. (New York State Liquor Authority and sister agencies in other states where you do business)
- Tax payments for all product removed from bond for consumption or sale.
- Accurate records and reports of operations and sales.
- Changes to your state and federal licenses/permits if there are changes in your business structure, premises or operations.
- Clearing your beverage names to prevent infringement claims from competitors
Owning and Operating a Brewery, Cidery, Distillery & Winery has become an Increasingly Nuanced Profession
Regulations, licensure and legal risks are always evolving, and working with an attorney who is up to date on the latest strategies is essential for advising you how to minimize and maximize opportunities.
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Tracy Jong has been an attorney for more than 20 years, representing restaurants, bars, and craft beverage manufacturers in a wide array of legal matters. She is also a licensed patent attorney.
Her book Everything You Need To Know About Obtaining and Maintaining a New York Retail Liquor License: The Definitive Guide to Navigating the State Liquor Authority will be available next month on Amazon.com as a softcover and Kindle e-book.
Her legal column is available in The Equipped Brewer, a publication giving business advice, trends, and vendor reviews to help craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries build brands and succeed financially.
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