Ex-Petco Park Vendor Can't Bat Away Padres' Trademark Suit
Law360 (April 28, 2021, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that the San Diego Padres can bring a trademark lawsuit accusing a former Petco Park stadium food seller of continuing to use the baseball team's logos after their contract ended, even though the businesses don't directly compete with each other.
U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia said Tuesday that now-defunct restaurant chain Rimel's La Jolla LLC, which operated a rotisserie chicken concession stand at the stadium during the 2014 to 2016 seasons, can't dodge the Padres' trademark infringement and unfair competition claims. The team alleged that Rimel's unlawfully kept the team's Swinging Friar logo —...
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