Peter Luger Sues Rival Steakhouse Over Its Name
Wochit Headline News - Friday, 19 May 2017
Peter Luger, the famed Brooklyn steakhouse, has sued a rival restaurateur for running a similarly named restaurant in Pennsylvania, with plans to expand into Florida. The trademark infringement lawsuit filed late Thursday said Robert Dickert has run a "deliberate campaign to confuse consumers" into believing his Carl von Luger Steak and Seafood restaurant open since 2011 was associated with the Michelin-starred Peter Luger, which opened in 1887. Peter Luger said in the lawsuit that Dickert, who once worked at its branch in Great Neck, New York, made up the name Carl von Luger to piggyback off its reputation. It also said Dickert has sown confusion by touting his restaurant's "age old family tradition" continuing "since 1887" in its marketing materials and logo. Carl von Luger has a restaurant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and plans late next year to open a branch in North Palm Beach, Florida, according to a news article this month.