Enough of our tax dollars have been wasted on this court battle.
Anne Mantia says Duke’s was trampling on her “Dominic’s” trademark. Apparently, she’s the only one who can make Italian food in Dayton. Granted, Reese Powers was an idiot about how he started the whole thing, using her trade name.
Now Judge Rose has ordered Duke’s to close:
Duke’s Restaurant said Tuesday, March 30, that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas M. Rose’s decision Monday to close down the restaurant as part of a civil lawsuit will harm workers and leave a void in a struggling city.
But, the thing is- Anne Mantia doesn’t have a restaurant anymore. Hasn’t had one for years. She’s putting people out of work holding onto her dream from the grave.
So, if it’s worth so much, she should have no problem protecting her “trademark” by being forced to OPEN a restaurant called Dominic’s- and hire all the people she just forced out of work.
That’s how you protect a trademark. It’s also how you end the argument in the courts.