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Tiffany & Co. sues Tiffany's Restaurant

Tue, 15 Dec 2005 10:14:00 EST

Tiffany & Co., the famous jeweler, has launched a trademark-infringement lawsuit at Tiffany's Restaurant, a rib joint in New Jersey. Along with a demand that the restaurant stop using the name Tiffany, the jeweler has demanded an unspecified amount in damages which include all profits the restaurant chain has made using the name.

"The complaint says that Siragusa and his partners are seeking to create a restaurant empire using Tiffany and Co.'s more than 150-year-old trademark and its association with fine diamonds, jewelry, watches and other luxury gifts.

Siragusa --a retired Baltimore Ravens nose tackle and FOX-TV football commentator-- says he'll stick with the Tiffany's name because his four rib joints in New Jersey would never be confused with a store chain known for its delicate products.

'Tiffany jewelry is well known, and it's not like you're going to drive by our restaurant, think it's owned by Tiffany jewelers, and say this is where I'm going to buy a watch,' Siragusa told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's newspapers."

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