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May 23, 2014 9:31 AM by The Associated Press

Cane's settles 'One Love' dispute

BATON ROUGE - Bob Marley's estate and Raising Cane's have resolved their legal dispute over the fried chicken finger chain's use of the slogan "One Love," which also happens to be the title of one of the late Jamaican reggae star's biggest hits.

Todd Graves, founder of Cane's, tells The Advocate that a "mutually beneficial agreement" was reached. An attorney for Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd., said "mutually agreeable terms" led to a settlement.

Neither side would disclose the terms.

Fifty-Six Hope Road sued Cane's for alleged trademark infringement.

Cane's then filed a countersuit seeking a court judgment that it is not infringing on any of the estate's rights. Cane's has used the "One Love" trademark since 2001 and registered it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2005.

The chain has two locations in Monroe, one in West Monroe and one in Ruston.

 

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