Houston Tex-Mex Chain Sues Ex-Franchisee For Infringement

Law360, New York (September 25, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT) -- A Houston restaurant group is advertising itself as the newest location of a local Houston Tex-Mex chain, even after a franchise deal allegedly fell through after the group bounced almost $200,000 in checks, according to a trademark infringement complaint filed in Texas federal court on Wednesday.

El Tiempo Cantina, a 16-year-old restaurant chain with six Houston-area locations, is suing Stephen Ross, Nicole Elam, Keith Magruder, Jason Felt and David Felt of Liquid Gold Hospitality Group LLC for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, injury to business reputation, false designation of origin and unfair competition, after the group allegedly refused to return signage and...

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September 24, 2014