Update: A Spokane County Superior Court judge has granted a landlord’s request to evict a controversial downtown bar.
Judge Linda Tompkins signed a writ of restitution Wednesday morning that will oust the Downtown Spokane Daiquiri Factory from its location at 707 W. Main Ave., attorneys and court officials confirmed. The landlord, Delaware-based FPA Crescent, successfully argued Jamie Pendleton and his business owed them more than $2,000 in back rent since moving in to the property in February. Read more. Kip Hill, SR
Earlier: The owner of a Spokane bar who sparked controversy with the drink name “Date Grape Kool-Aid” is fighting back against a trademark infringement suit brought by Gonzaga University even as his business faces eviction.
Jamie Pendleton, owner of the Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory, last week filed a response to a federal civil lawsuit saying the trademarks he allegedly swiped from the private university had not been registered since the early 2000s.
But a legal expert on trademark law says those registrations may not matter if the school can prove the public already identifies the authentic logos, images and brand names with Gonzaga, regardless of legal filings. More here.
Any predictions as to the result of this lawsuit of the future of the Downtown Daiquiri Factory?