TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kings Family Restaurants settles trademark dispute lawsuit

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
 

McKeesport-based Kings Family Restaurants has agreed to settle a trademark dispute over its customer loyalty program by phasing out the name, “Royal Rewards,” by March 31, 2014, according to a consent decree filed Friday in federal court.

Kings, in April, sued Firepower Marketing Inc. of Blaine, Wash., seeking to preempt the company's claim that Kings' program, which began in 2006, infringed on a “Royalty Rewards” program that Firepower Marketing started offering to restaurants a year earlier.

In the consent decree, which settles that lawsuit, Kings agrees that it won't use “Royal” or “Royalty” in connection with any customer loyalty program. Attorneys and representatives of both companies couldn't be reached for comment.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Meteor lights up night sky above eastern U.S.
  2. Pirates analyst Kent Tekulve recovering after heart transplant
  3. Dorfman: Pluses and minuses in America’s 20 largest stocks
  4. Mon Valley experts react to domestic abuse reports
  5. New approach on offense has Pirates in playoff contention this season
  6. Classical music crisis: Author says schools today aren’t building audiences
  7. Pitt football coach Chryst refutes analyst Wannstedt’s opinion
  8. Steelers veteran defenders want young teammates to step up
  9. Fracking not the problem, Ohio State scientist finds
  10. Wheel separation incidents occasionally prove deadly; NTSB doesn’t track them
  11. Kent State provocation with ‘blood’ sweatshirt denied
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.