Businesses have a number of options for participating in the Florida alcoholic beverage industry. This chart compares common industry participation profiles on the basis of what they may do under Florida Beverage Law.
|Manufacturer||Distributor||Broker-Sales Agent||Importer||Unlicensed Brand Developer||Retailer|
|Create brand names||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Design brand packaging||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Obtain federal trademark registration on unique brand names and designs||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Formulate brand recipes||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Manufacturer alcoholic beverage products||X|
|Contract manufacturers to produce brand products||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Purchase (without possession) brand products from producers in Florida||X||X||X|
|Purchase (without possession) brand products from producers outside Florida||X||X|
|Arrange for internationally produced products to clear US customs||X||X|
|Take physical possession of purchased products||X||X|
|Store purchased products||X||X|
|Transport purchased products||X|
|Promote brands for sale to licensed retailers||X||X||X||X||X|
|Promote brands for sale to retail customers||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Sell products to licensed distributors||X||X||X||X|
|Sell products to licensed retailers||X|
|Sell products to retail customers||X|
Do you have questions about participating in the alcoholic beverages industry? Contact us to schedule a consultation with a beverage attorney.
Because we’re attorneys: Disclaimer. Posted September 10, 2023.