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  1. tie-ins
    ‘Friends’ Fans Are One Step Closer to Getting Real ‘Central Perk’ Coffee ShopsWarner Bros. trademarked use of the name for “coffee bars” and “cafe services.”
  2. lawsuits
    New York City Sues to Stop Company from Franchising Tavern on the GreenIt technically owns the brand.
  3. grocery wars
    Government Won’t Let Whole Foods Call Itself the ‘World’s Healthiest’ StoreThe U.S. patent office feels the term is “exaggerated praise that can’t be proven.”
  4. It’s Official
    Dominique Ansel’s Cronut Is Now TrademarkedSeven months after its debut, the baker’s doughnut-croissant hybrid is now protected by law.
  5. Trademarks
    London Restaurant Mo Pho Will Get to Keep Its Name After AllThe shop will not have to undergo a comprehensive rebranding.
  6. Trademarks
    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.”
  7. Spotted Dick
    Gordon Ramsay Preemptively Files for Spotted Pig Trademark in the U.K.Does this stem from the infamous “Fanta Pants” incident?
  8. Beer Me
    Battle of the Elves AvertedBoth breweries will continue making their elfin holiday beers.
  9. Beef
    Jolliness Is the First Casualty in the War Between the ElvesThe two beers in question have very similar names.
  10. Lawsuits
    Kennedy Fried Chicken Doesn’t Want You Imitating It, But Here’s HowJust get some bread crumbs from Restaurant Depot …
  11. Lawsuits
    Landlord Fights for ‘Empire Diner’ NameThere’s a trademark dispute with the old operators.
  12. Empire Building
    Will Tavern on the Green Move to Brooklyn?The Central Park icon could reinvent itself as a hotel, too.
  13. Lawsuits
    Want to Buy Tavern on the Green’s Name?The latest in the saga of the Central Park institution.
  14. Lawsuits
    Central Park Shuffle: Le Pain Quotidien Takes Sheep Meadow, Federal Judge TakesThe latest in the Central Park concession wars.
  15. Lawsuits
    Florida Judge Denies Philippe’s Attempt to Throw Out Mr. Chow SuitThe lawsuit will go on!
  16. Lawsuits
    City Wants to Make a Federal Case Out of TavernThe latest in the squabble over Tavern on the Green’s name.
  17. Lawsuits
    Tavern on the Court DocketAnother lawsuit involving Tavern on the Green.
  18. Beef
    City Wants to Keep $19 Million Tavern on the Green NamePlus: Jennifer LeRoy gets more time.
  19. Lawsuits
    Philippe Moves to Dismiss, Unravels Mystery of the Kitchen SpyAccording to the document we’ve obtained, Philippe’s lawyers will argue that Mr. Chow’s upper-crust clientele should’ve known better.
  20. Lawsuits
    The Chef That Came In From the Cold: Mr. Chow Accuses Philippe of EspionageMr. Chow believes a Philippe operative spied on a kitchen meeting by posing as a chef.
  21. Closings
    Guss’ Pickles Will Leave Lower East Side After 85 YearsOperator Roger Janin explains why he’s moving to Brooklyn.
  22. Mr. Chow Fires Back With Exhibits A, B, and CThe latest in the ongoing legal battle between Mr. Chow and his supposed imposter.