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Chef Boulud Serving Up Infringement Lawsuit

Chef Boulud Serving Up Infringement Lawsuit

Daniel Boulud, the world-renowned chef, is suing a Buffalo music club and restaurant for trademark infringement.  Boulud wants the owners of Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar to stop using the name DBGB, according to a lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Manhattan.

Boulud’s complaint claims he claimed the name after he opened DBGB Kitchen & Bar on the Bowery in 2009.  His company, The Dinex Group, which also owns three Michelin star restaurant Daniel, contacted the Buffalo bar’s owners in 2010 asking them to discontinue the DBGB designation.  The Buffalo restaurant agreed, but upon becoming aware that the Buffalo restaurant was continuing to use the name, Boulud’s company filed the lawsuit.

Steven Daroci

Steven Daroci is a second year student at Fordham Law School. He grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Georgetown University.