NY Deli Starts Food Fight Over 'Heart Attack' Mark

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The Second Avenue Deli sued a hospital-themed diner in New York federal court on Wednesday to determine which eatery owns the trademark rights for a gut-busting sandwich and a hamburger that promise to give patrons a heart attack.

The storied New York deli filed a complaint seeking a declaration that it has not violated the Lanham Act or state unfair competition laws after the Heart Attack Grill LLC threatened to sue earlier this year. Both restaurants have menu items named after triple bypass surgery, but the...
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