NYC's Meatball Shop Hits Houston Eatery With TM Suit

By Bill Donahue (May 21, 2018, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The popular New York City eatery The Meatball Shop is suing over a restaurant at a Houston airport called The Magnolia Meatball Shop, saying it infringes the chain's trademarks.

Meatball Management LLC, which operates the six Meatball Shop locations in New York, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Friday against OTG Experience LLC, a hospitality firm that runs more than 200 restaurants in airports around the country.

The suit claims that OTG opened the restaurant at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport despite repeated warnings that the name would infringe Meatball Shop's registered trademarks.

"OTG has taken the position that such registrations are...

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