NY Restaurateur, Chicago Wine Bar Settle Trademark Suit

By Joyce Hanson (July 18, 2018, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Italian restaurant group Passon & Passon Corp. agreed to end its suit accusing a pair of former employees of opening a "copycat" wine bar in Chicago in violation of the New York restaurants' trademarks on design and menu, according to a filing in Illinois federal court Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly's single-paragraph order said nothing about the settlement terms and dismissed the case without prejudice until April 29, when it will automatically be dismissed with prejudice barring any enforcement action. As part of their settlement agreement, Passon & Passon and defendants 3207 N. Sheffield Ave. LLC, Lauras Grigaliunas and Andrea Soldini...

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