Originally posted 2007-07-05 16:45:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Michael Atkins writes about the frustrations of a restaurant owner who seems to think — oddly, for someone who’s already hired a lawyer — he can’t stop someone from copying his restaurant decor and theme.
Of course, Two Pesos v. Taco Cabana dealt exactly with that question, and pretty definitively, and, well, it did so 15 years ago. But Michael isn’t satisfied just embarrassing the New York Times, which also doesn’t get the story straight, asking opinions of chefs but not IP lawyers. He trots out the big guns — our friend Bob Cumbow, of course — and positively dices and slices the proposition.