Restaurant & Hospitality

From drive-thru to five-star and every thing in between, we serve a wide variety of food service clients with world-class advice, business and litigation services in all aspects of intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, patents, trade secrets, advertising and domain names.

We also represent clients that finance, develop and maintain hotels, resorts, casinos and other real estate properties. We have significant experience in enforcing and protecting patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights, including litigation in state and federal courts, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Restaurant and Hospitality, including:

Casino Gaming

Hotels & Resorts

Representative Engagements

AnTran Business Corp. (Restaurants – Crustacean, AnQi, Thanh Long)

Bent Fork/33 And A Third (Family Restaurants)

BJ’s Restaurants (Family Restaurants and Brewery)

Blondie’s Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream (Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shops)

Blue Agave/Viva Libre Restaurant Concepts (Restaurants)

Calistoga Ranch/Olympus Calistoga (Resorts and Restaurants)

Canyon Hotels & Resorts/Canyon Equity (Luxury Hotels and Resorts)

Carl’s Jr./Carl Karcher Enterprises (Quick-Serve Restaurants)

Cheeseburger in Paradise (Family Restaurants)

Choices Vegan Café/Choices Café (Restaurants and Juice Bars)

Crown Manor/Pacific Corporate Group Holdings (Hotel Services)

Dalia’s (Pizzeria Restaurants)

Dolphin Hotel (Lodging Services)

Don Jose Restaurants (Restaurants)

Gold Arrow Camp (Youth Recreational Camps)

Golden West Casino/Golden West Partners (Casinos, Restaurants and Bars)

Green Burrito/Carl Karcher Enterprises (Quick-Serve Restaurants)

Hardee’s/Carl Karcher Enterprises (Quick-Serve Restaurants)

Hobie Sand Bar/Hobie Designs (Restaurants)

Joselito’s (Restaurants)

Lamppost Pizza (Pizzerias)

Maybourne Hotel Group/Coroin Limited (Hotel and Restaurant Services)

Millie’s Restaurant & Bakery/Millie’s (Restaurants)

Moondoggies (Restaurants)

Outrigger Canoe Club (Beach Club and Restaurant Services)

Premier Inns/E-Z 8 Motels (Lodging Services)

Ruby’s Diner (Family Restaurants)

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery (Delicatessen)

Stack’d Restaurants (Restaurant Services)

Star Buffet (Restaurants – Holiday House, Buddy Freddys and Casa Bonita)

Starbucks Coffee Company (Coffeehouses Offering Coffee, Tea and Delectable Treats)

Taco Bell Corporation (Quick-Serve Restaurants)

Taco Factory (Restaurants)

The Lodge at Torrey Pines (Resort and Restaurant Services)

Yellow Basket/Velo Corinthians (Restaurants)

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