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The Integrity Of Hooters' Intellectual Property Is Up For Grabs

Admittedly, MIPTC has been very serious lately. But here's a quote that deserves serious treatment.

"We believe we are defending the integrity of our intellectual property rights," spoken by Senior Vice President Michael MacNeil.

Sounds perfectly legitimate. Certainly something you'd expect to hear outside a courtroom after the parties completed their first day of trial in a trade dress infringement suit.

Now, consider the source: Hooters restaurant, whose motto is, "Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined." I couldn't have said it better myself.

Hooters is taking on its latest rival, Ker's WingHouse (I'll leave it up to you whether to enter the site) for stealing its ideas. Ker's thought mediation might settle the case, but that apparently didn't work.

Among other things, Hooters claims that Ker's stole its idea of scantily clad women selling food and beer to men.

Now there's some intellectual property to protect.

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