There's been a recent dust-up in the micro and home-brewing worlds involing Bell's Two Hearted Ale and a homebrew kit from Northern Brewer called Three-Hearted Ale. The problem for Bell's is simply the name. Bell's doesn't seem to mind that it's intended to be a clone of their beer.

As for Northern, they and their supporters seemed to be miffed that Bell's didn't just call and ask them nicely to stop, but sent a letter written by a lawyer instead.

Here are some links on the issue:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/northern.brewer.ltd
http://www.bellsbeer.com/news/19-Off...from%203/22/11
http://beernews.org/2011/03/bells-br...rthern-brewer/

Any thoughts?