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‘Threatened’ and ‘victimized’: NC restaurant responds to Whataburger’s trademark lawsuit

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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A 70-year-old North Carolina restaurant has responded to a lawsuit from Texas-based Whataburger, saying its future is being threatened by the fast food giant. On Tuesday, the San Antonio-based chain filed a lawsuit against What-A-Burger #13 for “trademark infringement and unfair competition,” as first reported by The Charlotte Observer news partner WSOC-TV. According to the lawsuit, obtained by The Charlotte Observer, Whataburger originally contacted Zeb Bost, owner of the North Carolina restaurant, in 2022 about the “likelihood of confusion” between the two restaurants ahead of the Texas company’s expansion into...

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