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Lawrenceville's Arsenal Cider House Trademark Challenged By European Soccer Club

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A small business in Lawrenceville is taking on a giant in court.

Arsenal Cider House shares part of its name with the Arsenal Football Club in the United Kingdom.

It's one of the most popular professional soccer teams in the world.

When Arsenal Cider House filed for a trademark application, lawyers with the football club tried to stop them.

"I really don't understand it completely. I know that they don't have their name on alcohol that I know of, that I can find on the internet, but somehow they've justified opposing our trademark," said Arsenal Cider House owner Bill Larkin.

Larkin says he came up with the name because he was originally located across the street from Arsenal Park.

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