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‘Friends’ Fans Are One Step Closer to Getting Real ‘Central Perk’ Coffee Shops
Warner Bros. trademarked use of the name for “coffee bars” and “cafe services.”
New York City Sues to Stop Company from Franchising Tavern on the Green
It technically owns the brand.
Government Won’t Let Whole Foods Call Itself the ‘World’s Healthiest’ Store
patent office feels the term is “exaggerated praise that can’t be proven.”
Dominique Ansel’s Cronut Is Now Trademarked
Seven months after its debut, the baker’s doughnut-croissant hybrid is now protected by law.
London Restaurant Mo Pho Will Get to Keep Its Name After All
The shop will not have to undergo a comprehensive rebranding.
London Restaurant Mo Pho Forced to Change Name
“We’re following IP law to protect our brand, which means we have to ask all restaurants, large and small, to refrain from using the trademark Pho in their name.”
Gordon Ramsay Preemptively Files for Spotted Pig Trademark in the U.K.
Does this stem from the infamous “Fanta Pants” incident?
Battle of the Elves Averted
Both breweries will continue making their elfin holiday beers.
Jolliness Is the First Casualty in the War Between the Elves
The two beers in question have very similar names.
Kennedy Fried Chicken Doesn’t Want You Imitating It, But Here’s How
Just get some bread crumbs from Restaurant Depot …
Landlord Fights for ‘Empire Diner’ Name
There’s a trademark dispute with the old operators.
Will Tavern on the Green Move to Brooklyn?
The Central Park icon could reinvent itself as a hotel, too.
Want to Buy Tavern on the Green’s Name?
The latest in the saga of the Central Park institution.
Central Park Shuffle: Le Pain Quotidien Takes Sheep Meadow, Federal Judge Takes
The latest in the Central Park concession wars.
Florida Judge Denies Philippe’s Attempt to Throw Out Mr. Chow Suit
The lawsuit will go on!
City Wants to Make a Federal Case Out of Tavern
The latest in the squabble over Tavern on the Green’s name.
Tavern on the Court Docket
Another lawsuit involving Tavern on the Green.
City Wants to Keep $19 Million Tavern on the Green Name
Plus: Jennifer LeRoy gets more time.
Philippe Moves to Dismiss, Unravels Mystery of the Kitchen Spy
According to the document we’ve obtained, Philippe’s lawyers will argue that Mr. Chow’s upper-crust clientele should’ve known better.
The Chef That Came In From the Cold: Mr. Chow Accuses Philippe of Espionage
Mr. Chow believes a Philippe operative spied on a kitchen meeting by posing as a chef.
Guss’ Pickles Will Leave Lower East Side After 85 Years
Operator Roger Janin explains why he’s moving to Brooklyn.
Mr. Chow Fires Back With Exhibits A, B, and C
The latest in the ongoing legal battle between Mr. Chow and his supposed imposter.