Normally, when using the words “Chick-Fil-A” and “kale” in a sentence, we would be referring to the longtime trademark dispute between the chicken restaurant and the maker of t-shirts telling the public to “eat more kale.” The dispute was resolved in the kale-pushing artist’s favor, and now Chick-Fil-A is helping customers to follow their advice, while also following trends in the fast food industry by serving up kale side salads. [More]
The last we heard from the “Eat More Kale” guy in his battle to bring veggie-themed T-shirts to the masses, he’d lost a round to the Goliath that is Chick-fil-A after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave him a preliminary “no” in 2013. But it looks like David will still come out on top in this situation, as he was just granted the trademark for his phrase.
In the ongoing battle between fast food chain Chick-fil-A and a Vermont folk artist trying to spread the green word with his “eat more kale” T-shirts, the vegetable loving crowd suffered a hit this week. The kale man says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given him a “preliminary no” in his effort to protect the saying against Chick-fil-A’s complaints.
If you’ve lived anywhere near a Chick-fil-A restaurant, you’re probably familiar with the billboards and other ads featuring cows and their hoof-painted signs encouraging you to “eat mor chikin,” a phrase that’s been trademarked by the fast food company. But heaven forbid you use those words in their correct formats to promote the eating of something other than Chick-fil-A.