In-N-Out Sued This Small-Town Barbershop for Stealing Its Name
A barbershop in Puerto Rico has caught the attention of regional award-winning burger chain In-N-Out, and not in a good way. In-N-Out (the West Coast burger chain) is suing In.N.Out (the small-town barbershop in Puerto Rico) for trademark infringement, according to legal court documents.
In-N-Out Burger original sent a cease and desist letter and even offered to send a translation of the letter in Spanish to the defendant, barbershop owner Luis Rivera Serrano, according to TMZ. After a second letter was sent to the defendant in January (which never received a response), In-N-Out took action and filed a trademark infringement lawsuit. The chain is demanding “all profits and damages from the infringement.”
This is not the first time In-N-Out has sued over trademark issues. Earlier this year, the burger chain sued In-N-Out Cleaners in Wichita, Kansas, for using the same name and a very similar logo featuring red lettering and a yellow clothes hanger. In 2015, In-N-Out sued DoorDash for selling their burgers without permission by duping hungry delivery customers with a fake logo.