Nation's Restaurant News: In-N-Out sues Smashburger over new burger names
Nation's Restaurant News: In-N-Out sues Smashburger over new burger names

In-N-Out says Smashburger is violating their trademarks.

In-N-Out is headed to court with a lawsuit against Smashburger. According to a recent article in Nation's Restaurant News, the brand says Smashburger's new burger names are too similar to its own trademarked offerings.

In-N-Out has trademarked "Triple Triple" and "Double Double" for its menu, while Smashburger has introduced offerings called "Triple Double" and "Smashburger Triple Double." In-N-Out says that these names violate their trademarks. 

This is not the first time the burger chain has sued another restaurant over names. In-N-Out has previous taken companies to court over the phrase "animal style" or for using its own company name.   

"When you have descriptive wording, your rights are somewhat weak. I think there's enough differentiation," said trademark attorney, Jennifer Ko Craft. 

Read the full article here.
 

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