• Posts Tagged ‘tavern on the green’

    The Agreement At Work

    by  • October 23, 2018 • trademark • 0 Comments

    I have a crush on the trademark assignment agreement of the Tavern on the Green mark. It’s a tour de force of drafting. In a nutshell, for decades the City of New York leased the premises for the famous Tavern on the Green to a restauranteur. In 2009 the restauranteur lost its lease, but...

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    An Assignment that Works Like a License

    by  • October 17, 2011 • trademark

    You’ll recall that there was a dispute over the ownership of the name of the famous Central Park restaurant “Tavern on the Green.”  The restaurant owner owned two registrations for “Tavern on the Green” marks, one for restaurant services (the “Restaurant Mark” and “Restaurant Registration”) and one for oils and dressings (the “Oil and...

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    The City Owns “Tavern on the Green”

    by  • March 13, 2010 • trademark

    You just can’t trust your readership.  When the City of New York first claimed that it owned the name of the landmark New York City restaurant “Tavern on the Green,” I posted a poll asking readers’ opinion.  The result from the many, many voters (15) was resoundingly in favor of the restaurant. We were...

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    The Restaurant Owns It, of Course

    by  • November 12, 2009 • trademark

    When the dispute over the ownership of the name of the famous restaurant “Tavern on the Green” started, I posted a poll asking whether the restaurant or New York City owned the name. The results are in, with responses overwhelmingly in favor of the restaurant, 93% to 6% (okay, well there were only 15...

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    Who Owns “Tavern On the Green”?

    by  • October 10, 2009 • trademark

    The New York Times is reporting that New York City has reversed its original opinion about whether it or the soon-to-be-ousted lessee of the building owns the trademark “Tavern on the Green.” According to the article (registration required), when the City originally put the lease out for bids it said that it could not...

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