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Aug 27, 2009 07:14 AM

Pomodoro Name Dispute (Moved from Boston board)

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

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  1. 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...

    1. 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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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        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

          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. 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.

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        1. re: CocoDan

          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.

          1. re: emilief

            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. 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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          1. re: jfood

            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

              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.

            2. re: jfood

              sure it's Schmoe, Gunneff and Schlemiel

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

            3. 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).