Saturday, August 27, 2011

The more things change

From the Associated Press:

 In-N-Out Burger suing Aberdeen, Md., burger joint

BALTIMORE - The popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out is suing a Maryland restaurant claiming its name, logo and menu is too close to its own.
The Irvine, Calif.-based chain filed an infringement lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The chain claims customers could be led to believe that the Aberdeen, Md., burger joint Grab-N-Go is related to In-N-Out, and is seeking a permanent injunction and unspecified damages.
The suit alleges that Grab-N-Go's name and color schemes mirror In-N-Out's signature style. In-N-Out also says that the "Wild Style Burger," with two beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickle, grilled onions and "wild" sauce is too close to its proprietary "Animal Style" burger.

 So, here you see the logos of the two burger joints. I understand that the people at In-N-Out Burger, which sounds for all the money in the world like some sort of pornoburger place, need to protect their logo.  And the colors: red and yellow!  No one else should be able to use them, right?


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