In-N-Out Sues Grab-N-Go
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
“They’re not from McDonalds, are they?”
This trademark lawsuit doesn’t involve a domain name but is interesting nonetheless.
Iconic hamburger chain In-N-Out Burgers has sued Maryland burger joint Grab-N-Go Burgers for trademark infringement.
It’s not the name by itself that disturbs In-N-Out. It’s more like McDowell’sâ€Ž instead of McDonald’s in Coming to America (the quote above).
In-N-Out thinks Grab-N-Go has stolen just about everything from its popular concept. It says not only are the names similar, but the logos have the same colors, the look and feel of the stores are similar with white tile walls with a red stripe, and even the menu has the same style.
The burger chain says Grab-N-Go has even ripped off its off-menu “Animal Style” burger and called it a “Wild Style” Burger.
Here’s the exhibit In-N-Out filed with the court. What do you think?