Gordon Ramsay opened his Pan-Asian restaurant Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay in 2019 and has a registered trade mark for the word mark ‘Lucky Cat’.
Lucky Cat Noodle is owned by A Rule of Tum, an organisation which owns many restaurant brands, and is a pop up ramen bar based in Worcester. In order to launch its Lucky Cat Noodle bar, A Rule of Tum created a go fund me page to help it turn Lucky Cat Noodle pop up bar in to a permanent restaurant. A Rule of Tum have since stated that it is this advertisement that it believes caught the eye of Ramsay’s legal team. As a result, Ramsay’s legal team has claimed infringement of his registered trade mark by use of the words “Lucky Cat”. It seems to A Rule of Tum has since had to rebrand its ramen restaurant to Maneki Ramen.
This dispute has resolved amicably between the parties and A Rule of Tum has announced that its new restaurant will open for custom in June 2022, and it will offer Ramsay a gift voucher as an apology for using his mark without consent.
If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted by: Tom Staveley in: Trade Marks