Burgers Wars: In-N-Out Is Suing Sydney Eatery Down N’ Out
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It seemed like only a matter of time, but ever-popular American burger chain In-N-Out has taken legal action against Sydney upstart and similarly-named eatery, Down N’ Out.

It’s no secret that both restaurants appeal heavily to carnivores and burger aficionados, but now it seems like Down N’ Out may have gotten a little too close for comfort. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, In-N-Out launched action against Hashtag Burgers – who operate Down N’ Out restaurants in Sydney’s CBD and Ryde – last October, with a court date set for June 2019.

Additionally, they report that In-N-Out believes that the Aussie startup has “infringed its trademark and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct by using the Down N’ Out name and logo to market American-style burgers in Sydney.” They also claim that Hashtag Burgers has engaged in ‘passing off,’ whereby they’ve represented that their burgers were made with a green light from the In-N-Out camp. They want Down N’ Out to discontinue using their name, and also to hand over damages for their trouble.

In-N-Out are also arguing that since they advertise an operate pop-up restaurants in Australia, they have a “substantial reputation and goodwill” down under. Meanwhile, Hashtag Burgers say that In-N-OutΒ “does not conduct its fast-food business in Australia and therefore has no goodwill in Australia” to protect.

We’ll have to wait and see who emerges on top in the burger battle.

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April 12, 2018
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