trademark

Tacos

This Chain Owns the Taco Tuesday Trademark, and It's Not Afraid to Sue You

Watch that #TacoTuesday hashtag, because Taco John’s is probably typing up a cease-and-desist letter right now.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.2.17
lawsuit

Why In-N-Out Burger Is Suing a Dry Cleaning Business in Kansas

The Irvine, California-based chain was alerted to the copycat logo by disappointed customers who allegedly thought that one of its restaurants was opening in Kansas.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.9.17
Fast Food

Why a Taqueria Is Suing KFC for Being 'Finger Lickin' Good'

KFC is being sued by Taqueria El Amigo after the chicken behemoth ran a bunch of ads that target the Spanish-language audience and use a particular translation of its familiar tag line.
Alex Swerdloff
6.21.16
The Law

Trader Joe's Is Being Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Milano Cookies

Will Pepperidge Farm reign victorious in their quest for cookie retribution? It’s hard to say for sure, but at least we now know that you can totally sue someone for making a cookie that is too similar to your own.
Alex Swerdloff
12.7.15
Fast Food

A Man Tried to Trademark a Chicken Sandwich and Failed Miserably

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines a trademark as something “capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises.” This does not include a fried chicken sandwich.
Javier Cabral
8.27.15
beer

Brits Are Trademarking More New Beer Names Than Ever

As the UK's craft beer obsession continues, new figures show that the number of people applying to trademark names of beer rose by 12 percent last year. (Is “Yeastie Boys” taken already taken?)
Phoebe Hurst
8.18.15