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Pomodoro Name Dispute (Moved from Boston board)

hiddenboston Aug 27, 2009 07:14 AM

It was only a matter of time before this happened.....

http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/ne...

  1. soypower Sep 9, 2009 11:23 AM

    If Starbucks can trademark the word 'Venti', then surely it isn't too far a stretch for this restaurant.

    1. GastroSpeakBoston Sep 9, 2009 10:12 AM

      Regardless of name issues, curious if anyone has eaten here yet and what the feedback is? Prices? Menu?

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        Harters Aug 28, 2009 03:51 PM

        Where I live there used to be an Indian restaurant and sweet centre called the Sanam. The story goes that it was run by two members of a family who had a dispute, so one left the business. He then opened a restaurant and sweet centre a few doors down the road and he called it the Sanam.

        No-one arranges to meet outside the Sanam!

        Both sell good sweets (all of which are incredibly calorie laden).

        1. jfood Aug 27, 2009 09:48 AM

          Jfood cannot wait for the Commercial by a Lawyer...

          "If you have been harmed by someone opening a pizzeria named Joe's Pizza, the law firm of Shmoe, Hairy and Worthless are here to help. Please call 1-800 Getalif and we can seek damages. Retainers may be paid in pepperoni pizza coupons."

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            jumpingmonk Aug 27, 2009 04:56 PM

            Reminds me a bit , of Buster Blocks, the Florida Pizzeria who got sued by Blockbuster Videos some years back on the claim that people might come into the pizzeria looking to rent videos.

            1. re: jumpingmonk
              jfood Aug 27, 2009 05:05 PM

              guess some small pizzas do look a lot like a dvd. when someone places one in their dvd machine and turns it on, then they have a case.

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              smartie Aug 27, 2009 06:18 PM

              sure it's Schmoe, Gunneff and Schlemiel

              so many stores and restaurants have same or similar names. Oh well get over it.

            3. CocoDan Aug 27, 2009 08:03 AM

              The Needham establishment will be renaming its business just as soon as this gets to a judge. If you remember, "The Village Fish", was ordered to change its name from "The Village Catch", as it was to close to, "The Daily Catch". This is very serious stuff for a business, and could cause a lot of headaches. First come, first served. I'm no lawyer, or even an expert, but I've been in business for 40 years.
              CocoDan

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                emilief Aug 27, 2009 08:42 AM

                Agreed- this was a lawsuit waiting to happen.Idea that they did not know is not credible. Wondering why Kouzina didn't do the same when the place in Dedham "Kouzina" opened. It is the Greek word for kitchen but so what- still confusing.

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                  Bostonbob3 Aug 27, 2009 11:37 AM

                  Kouzina in Dedham is better than the other Kouzina, so I give it a legal pass.

                  "Members of the jury, please try this piece of Spanakopita. If the taste don't fit, you must acquit."

              2. hotoynoodle Aug 27, 2009 07:25 AM

                he couldn't have done a very thorough search if he couldn't find 2 long-standing businesses a few miles away.

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                  Bostonbob3 Aug 27, 2009 07:46 AM

                  I know, It seems hard to believe that, "I didn't know that there was another restaurant named Pomodoro."

                  BTW, I'm opening a pizzeria soon in Middleboro called Pizzeria Regina. I hope you'll give it a try.

                  1. re: Bostonbob3
                    hiddenboston Aug 27, 2009 07:54 AM

                    Good luck with that, Bob! :-b I may open a restaurant called The Even Newer Brown Jug in Chelsea if I can get the funding.

                    BTW, as Universal Hub just pointed out to me, there's also a Pomodoro in West Roxbury, but I believe that's more of a sub shop.

                2. galleygirl Aug 27, 2009 07:23 AM

                  Ya know, I gottah say, whether they meant to or not (and they couldn't have done that hard a search), they are kindof running on Pomodoro's (orig) coat tails... I could see it being a headache if they had payment problems w/suppliers, too...

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