Cavern Club Won't Let It Be In Hard Rock Trademark Row

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 1:35 PM EST) -- The Cavern Club, where members of The Beatles caught their big break, sued Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. on Sunday for allegedly co-opting its trademarked name to leech off the legendary venue's popularity.

Cavern City Tours Ltd., doing business as The Cavern Club, said in Nevada district court that the music-themed restaurant chain Hard Rock has been using the “Cavern Club” mark in its merchandise and promotions in violation of the British club's trademark holdings.

Hard Rock's “infringing Cavern Club mark is identical to plaintiff’s world...
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