Vegas Casino Sues Longhorn Over 'Golden Nugget' Dessert

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The operators of the Golden Nugget Las Vegas casino-hotel hit the owners of Longhorn Steakhouse with a trademark infringement suit Tuesday, accusing the chophouse chain of ripping off its name by selling a dessert called “Golden Nugget Fried Cheesecake.”

GNLV Corp. says Rare Hospitality International Inc. — a subsidiary of chain-restaurant giant Darden Restaurants Inc. — has been selling the infringing cheesecake at its 386 Longhorn locations, even though the casino has had legal control of the name since 1946.

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