Momofuku sues Japanese restaurant for TM violation

By Joyce Hanson (April 7, 2022, 7:51 p.m. EDT) – A brand unit of the Momofuku Group has sued a restaurant in New York federal court for claiming it illegally used the iconic “Lucky Peach” design used by the famous food and beverage company founded by top chef David Chang.

MomoIP LLC, the holding company for the brands used by the Momofuku Group, said in its infringement suit filed Wednesday that the Korean-American celebrity chef launched his New York-based group of food and beverage companies in 2004 and had quickly adopted the design because the Korean term “Momofuku” translates to “Lucky Peach” in English.

The company then used the Lucky…

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