Mister Softee Sues Rival Vendor Over Logos, Jingle

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Roving ice cream franchise Mister Softee Inc. has served up an infringement and breach of contract suit accusing a rival ice cream truck business, with the assistance of a former Mister Softee franchisee, of decking out its vehicles with Mister Softee's trademarks, logos and signature jingle.

Mister Softee and subfranchisor Mister Softee of Brooklyn Inc. filed suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, claiming that Long Island, N.Y.-based Boula Vending Inc.'s operation of these infringing trucks has caused and...
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