Restaurateurs sued over TV City name

NEW YORK — CBS Inc. has filed a trademark infringement suit against two brothers who plan to open a chain of restaurants named Television City.

The network said it has run a production studio called Television City in Los Angeles for 42 years and use of the name by anyone else would cause irreparable harm.

CBS filed the suit late Tuesday in federal court in New York, seeking a permanent injunction against brothers David and William Liederman.

The Liedermans plan to open the first Television City restaurant in New York City’s Rockefeller Center this year, their lawyer said. Others are planned for Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

A temporary restraining order was issued Tuesday preventing them from using the Television City name in advertising or promotions until a hearing later this week.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading