Thursday, August 25, 2011

☞ EAT: Dueling Patsy's Settle in Court

Patsy's Pizzeria over at First Avenue and East 118th Street has been around for decades but there has been a name dispute with a Patsy's restaurant in midtown which apparently has come to an end. According to the New York Post, the problem started when jars of red sauce started appearing on supermarket shelves labeled under the singular name of Patsy's.  An offshoot of the pizzeria had marketed the brand of Italian gravy but the midtown restaurant that Sinatra was known to frequent was not so happy about it.  So now a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has basically agreed that neither restaurants have rights to "claim the one-word moniker." More in the New York Post: LINK

1 comment:

  1. Sinatra also frequented the East Harlem Patsy's Pizzeria. The Post article also includes this quote from the Pizzeria's lawyer: "At trial, a tape of Frank Sinatra said Patsy's Pizzeria has the best pizza in the world -- including Italy."

    Both places have a long mixed history.

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