A federal judge has refused to grant a preliminary injunction against a restaurant workers’ group that used a business’ logo for informational leafletting outside of two restaurants.

Southern District Judge Gerard Lynch said there was no “lingering confusion that could result in the irreparable loss of customers,” and in fact, the use of the plaintiffs’ marks was unlikely to cause “any” loss of sales in SMJ Group Inc. v. 417 Lafayette Restaurant, 06 1774.

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