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(ProJo.com)   That's a nice restaurant idea you stole from me. Be a shame if any-ting happened to it   (projo.com) divider line 42
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2010-08-29 12:09:11 PM
Waaaah! Capitalism is letting others compete with me! Waah, I'm forced my to improve and increase the value I bring to customers over time!
 
2010-08-29 12:09:18 PM
So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?
 
2010-08-29 12:09:48 PM
well we have learned not to trust the articles for factual accuracy but that said it sure looks like Longo ripped the other guy off.
 
2010-08-29 12:09:51 PM
Top O' The Muffin To Ya
 
2010-08-29 12:10:32 PM
Jeebus, did Atwells Avenue/Federal Hill really need another Italian restaurant? On the other hand, if Federal Hill still has a mob presence like it used to and the Providence guy has some connections, there could be some interesting developments in the near future.
 
2010-08-29 12:10:33 PM
FTFA: "Both restaurants feature home-style cheese-steak sandwiches served with American cheese and onions on a crisp roll."

Well, that settles it then.
 
2010-08-29 12:12:21 PM
mygirlsaysno: So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?

try opening a mouse themed amusement park in say texas and watch what how fast disney comes for you.
 
2010-08-29 12:14:42 PM
One is in Road Island and the other is in Florida?

Fagettaboutit.
 
2010-08-29 12:16:17 PM
They both sound like horrible places where the quality of the food takes a back seat to the ambiance of loud music, neon lights, and Miami Vice like crap surrounds everyone.
 
2010-08-29 12:17:02 PM
Curious: mygirlsaysno: So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?

try opening a mouse themed amusement park in say texas and watch what how fast disney comes for you.


People travel thousands of miles for an amusement park. Who in the hell travels thousands of miles just for a restaurant.

Does this mean Olive Garden can sue Johnny Carino's?

Does this mean KFC can sue Chick-Fil-A?
 
2010-08-29 12:22:39 PM
Both of those restaurants sound horrible.
 
2010-08-29 12:22:44 PM
"try opening a mouse themed amusement park in say texas and watch what how fast disney comes for you"

It could be mouse-themed if it wasn't Trademarked Mickey mouse. Disney owns that mouse...does Fla Restaurant Owner Guy own the Mob?

Down the street is "Mytown House of Pizza". Next town over is "That town House of Pizza." Every city and town in this state has one. Who can they sue?
 
2010-08-29 12:23:30 PM
Curious: mygirlsaysno: So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?

try opening a mouse themed amusement park in say texas and watch what how fast disney comes for you.


You fail at : :: :
 
2010-08-29 12:25:31 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Top O' The Muffin To Ya


ftfy
 
2010-08-29 12:26:36 PM
LeroyBourne: They both sound like horrible places where the quality of the food takes a back seat to the ambiance of loud music, neon lights, and Miami Vice like crap surrounds everyone.

...what? Because that's what I think of when I think of the Mafia.
 
2010-08-29 12:26:51 PM
It's time for an early-bird sit-down.
 
2010-08-29 12:26:59 PM
www.rtvchannel.tv
Ting?
 
2010-08-29 12:33:29 PM
12349876: Does this mean KFC can sue Chick-Fil-A?

certainly not. Chick-Fil-A is ChristianTM, you can draw your own conclusions about KFC.
 
2010-08-29 12:35:13 PM
"Of course it's a good idea, it's my idea. I conceived this whole project two years ago."

"Which part? The renovating the restaurant you don't own part or spending the two hundred million you don't have part?"
 
2010-08-29 12:37:16 PM
LeroyBourne: They both sound like horrible places where the quality of the food takes a back seat to the ambiance of loud music, neon lights, and Miami Vice like crap surrounds everyone.

while i agree with you that actually sounds like the description of plant hollywood and hard rock if you change theme. also hooters.
 
2010-08-29 12:42:34 PM
Jimmy Buffet sued 2 restaurant owners who named their restaurants "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" even though he had no right to do so. The owners just didn't have the money to fight him. Even though he had songs of those title he had no right to sue as song titles are not covered by copyright laws and both restaurants were not Buffet themed. He sent his corporate pit bull lawyers out and basically bullied the owners into submission with legal fees they wouldn't be able to afford.

Jimmy Buffet = scumbag.
 
2010-08-29 12:42:53 PM
So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?

What a stupid thing to say. You don't get busted based on whether or not your stealing of ideas ruins a business. That'd be like if you didn't get arrested for shoplifting simply because you didn't cut significantly into profits. You still stole!
 
2010-08-29 12:51:52 PM
seems like no one likes my mouse analogue so let's try another approach.

mygirlsaysno: Down the street is "Mytown House of Pizza". Next town over is "That town House of Pizza." Every city and town in this state has one. Who can they sue?

if "That town house of pizza" has the same decor, same (or very similar) menus and the owner was friends with or worked for the first guy there is the appearance of IP theft. in this case the IP would be the design and marketing. what we don't know from the article is if the first guy had either trade marked or service marked his stuff. IANAL so have no idea if the copyright on the menu would play here.
 
2010-08-29 12:57:58 PM
groundhog: Jimmy Buffet sued 2 restaurant owners who named their restaurants "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" even though he had no right to do so. The owners just didn't have the money to fight him. Even though he had songs of those title he had no right to sue as song titles are not covered by copyright laws and both restaurants were not Buffet themed. He sent his corporate pit bull lawyers out and basically bullied the owners into submission with legal fees they wouldn't be able to afford.

Jimmy Buffet = scumbag.


Couldn't afford? Not even to go to court without counsel?
 
2010-08-29 12:58:30 PM
Cervidanti: So what? They're over 1000 miles apart. Is one going to steal business from the other?

What a stupid thing to say. You don't get busted based on whether or not your stealing of ideas ruins a business. That'd be like if you didn't get arrested for shoplifting simply because you didn't cut significantly into profits. You still stole!


Yes you do. I own ZootScoot (new window) Scooter Rental in Estes Park. Some yahoo opened up Zooter Scooters down in Boulder, about 34 miles away from me.
Because of "customer confusion", being he could take business from me over the name, and the business type, and proximity.
A layer said my case was solid, as there are other similar precedents on the books, but I couldn't afford to take him to court over it.
Luckily, he had a shotty product, and horrible service, so he went out of business this spring.
 
2010-08-29 01:01:00 PM
I'm gonna go to NYC for Ray's pizza.

No, not that Ray's the other one.

No, the other other Ray's.

You know Ray's right?

Not the one where the guy calls himself Ray but his name isn't Ray. The one where the guy is not named Ray but his last name is also on the place. He can still use the first name Ray but the $300,000 it cost him to fight the lawsuit filed by three of the other guys not named Ray who own the other Ray's says he has to make it look like it's all one name Ray's.

That Ray's.

It's somewhat explained Here

/Ray's
 
2010-08-29 01:09:58 PM
I've obviously seen Full Metal Jacket too many times, as when I saw the "any-ting" in the headline I immediately thought that the restaurant in question served Vietnamese cuisine.


/she so horny
 
2010-08-29 01:17:55 PM
Whoa, they do have a abundance of indisputable similarities. They both have glasses, plates, spoons, forks, waitresses, stoves and fridges in the kitchen, bathrooms, tables and chairs, menus, cash registers, dish washers, a enclosed building, heating, air conditioning, signs, business license, lighting and parking.
Time to sue...............
 
2010-08-29 01:20:49 PM
TheRaven7: groundhog: Jimmy Buffet sued 2 restaurant owners who named their restaurants "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" even though he had no right to do so. The owners just didn't have the money to fight him. Even though he had songs of those title he had no right to sue as song titles are not covered by copyright laws and both restaurants were not Buffet themed. He sent his corporate pit bull lawyers out and basically bullied the owners into submission with legal fees they wouldn't be able to afford.

Jimmy Buffet = scumbag.

Couldn't afford? Not even to go to court without counsel?


Worst thing he could have done. Loses suit, loses restaurant and gets hit for damages and attorney fees. Bye-bye everything.
 
2010-08-29 01:22:05 PM
You stole the idea that I stole. That's just not right.
 
2010-08-29 01:24:14 PM
They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.
 
2010-08-29 01:31:49 PM
GTIguy: They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

Let your soul glow.
 
2010-08-29 02:39:19 PM
A couple hours south of me lies one of the biggest food-rivalries in the Midwest, to the point where it was featured on the premiere of "Food Wars" on the Travel Channel.

Google "Chicken Dinner Road" and you'll learn about Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's. One (I can't remember which) spun off of the other, and opened A QUARTER MILE away from the other one, on the same road. Driving down Highway 69, there is a point at which there are two signs, one on each end of the highway, both pointing the same direction, one for Chicken Annie's, 3 miles down, and one for Chicken Mary's, 3.25 miles down.

If these two restaurants can stay in business without the need for litigation, then whoever instigated the suit in this case can DIAF.
 
2010-08-29 02:41:47 PM
texastag: I'm gonna go to NYC for Ray's pizza.

No, not that Ray's the other one.


That sounds almost like Roberto's taco shops and the many knockoff ____bertos restaurants that proliferated in the San Diego, CA area.
 
2010-08-29 03:04:27 PM
t2.gstatic.com

"What about my little key store?!?"
 
2010-08-29 03:42:24 PM
Here's an interesting article (new window) about Steve Martorano. I've been wanting to try their new Hollywood location, but just haven't gotten around to it. Well, that and because I'm poor.
 
2010-08-29 03:45:09 PM
image.absoluteastronomy.com


GTIguy, nicely played sir. Cleo McDowell scoffs at this lawsuit..
 
2010-08-29 09:14:48 PM
groundhog: Jimmy Buffet sued 2 restaurant owners who named their restaurants "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" even though he had no right to do so. The owners just didn't have the money to fight him. Even though he had songs of those title he had no right to sue as song titles are not covered by copyright laws and both restaurants were not Buffet themed. He sent his corporate pit bull lawyers out and basically bullied the owners into submission with legal fees they wouldn't be able to afford.

Jimmy Buffet = scumbag.


ummm...

You are aware that at the time of the lawsuit he owned over a dozen 'Margaritaville' cafe's, and had already filed for (and received) a copyright for the 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' grill concept?

If you don't defend your copyrights you can lose them.

/parrothead
 
2010-08-29 10:34:11 PM
What can I get for $5? Anyting you want!

/can't believe I'm Weeners that.
 
2010-08-30 01:53:44 AM
Nothing says 'fine dining' more than watching a movie over your date's shoulder.
 
2010-08-30 07:50:19 AM
He hears 'Tings'
i35.photobucket.com
You know, 'Tings'
 
2010-08-30 08:09:23 AM
Tip for attorneys... Find the original Chinese restaurant named "Great Wall" and sue all the other ones. You could make a fortune!
 
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