Oct 23, 2009 8:39 AM by sleonard

Spice maker files suit over trademark violation

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Ville Platte company that makes "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning has slapped a lawsuit for trademark infringement on an upstart spice company marketing under the name
"Punch Ya Daddy."
Walker & Sons, the family owned company that makes "Slap Ya Mama," alleges the similarity of the other brand's name and logo are an attempt to draw on their brand's good reputation.
"Punch Ya Daddy" owner Kirby Falcon Jr., of Houma, and his attorney declined comment on the case.
The Walker family is seeking an injunction to block Falcon from use of the "Punch Ya Daddy" name and logo.
The case was originally filed in state District Court in Evangeline Parish but transferred this week to federal court in Lafayette.

--- Information from: The Advocate,
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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