Texas chain Torchy’s Tacos, which uses the tagline “Damn Good Tacos” in its restaurants and merchandising, has filed suit against Colorado restaurant Dam Good Tacos for trademark infringement, claiming consumer confusion. Success Foods Mgmt. Group, LLC v. Dam Good Systems, LLC, No. 17­0842 (D. Colo., filed April 5, 2017). Asserting that it registered the “Damn Good Tacos” trademark in 2008, Torchy’s alleges federal trademark infringement, unfair competition, and violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, and it seeks injunctive relief, damages and destruction of Dam Good Tacos’ infringing URLs, email addresses and all packaging, promotional and advertising materials.

 

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