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Marketing with mixing business and family

patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark subscriber Posts: 103
edited May 2009 in Marketing

I’ve heard the good and I’ve heard the horror stories.  Working with good old mom and pop or a sibling might prevent you from borrowing money.  It might cut down on your workload.  It is appealing and it does work – sometimes.


For a case where it did not work, take a look at the trademark dispute involving Mexican food ala Satanta’s Grill in

San Diego



.  When I read these cases I can’t help but think that the WORST part of all is the hard feelings and broken families.


http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/ttabvu ... CAN-76.pdf


Arturo Santana Gallego v. Santana`s Grill, Inc.

, Cancellation Nos. 92043152, 92043160, and 92043175 (

May 6, 2009




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