Inside Scoop SF reports that a San Francisco restaurant named Chubby Noodle has filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California against a forthcoming rival restaurant named Fat Noodle. Although Chubby Noodle does not have a trademark registration for the CHUBBY NOODLE mark, the suit alleges that the “Asian-inspired” restaurant has common law trademark rights accrued through use of the mark in commerce. Chubby Noodle asserts that the proposed FAT NOODLE mark is confusingly similar to its CHUBBY NOODLE mark, and seeks an injunction and monetary damages from the owners of Fat Noodle. Read the full article here, and the Chubby Noodle compliant here.
Reposted from Inside Scoop SF.