Jury Awards Brunswick Inn $10K In Name Dispute 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Brunswick Inn has been awarded $10,000 in a lawsuit that claimed visitors were often confused by the similar name adopted by another establishment in the Maine town.

But the Portland Press-Herald, reports that the verdict this week from a federal jury didn’t settle the question of whether the Inn at Brunswick Station can keep its name. The judge has asked for additional arguments from attorneys.

The Brunswick Inn opened in 1984 and has been operating under its current name since 2007. The Inn at Brunswick Station opened in 2011. Both are near Bowdoin College.

Because of the similar-sounding names, The Brunswick Inn said out-of-town visitors often mistakenly made reservations at the other hotel. The fire department even got confused once when responding to an alarm at one of the inns.