Barber vows to keep his shop’s name despite legal threat from national chain
DARTMOUTH, N.S.—A barber says a national chain is picking on the little guy by demanding that he change the name of his business, but he said an outpouring of support assures him he’s in the right.
The owner of Tommy’s Barber Shop, Thong Luong, said he was shocked by the ultimatum delivered to him from Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop on Tuesday. Tommy Gun’s told Luong to change his name by May 22, or it would sue.
"Why they go here and pick on a little guy like me?" said Luong.
In part, the letter from Tommy Gun’s to Luong reads: "Please confirm, in writing, to the undersigned, no later than May 22 that you have discontinued use of the name Tommy's Barber Shop. Should you fail to comply with this demand we reserve the right to avail ourselves of all remedies available at law.”
StarMetro reached out to Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop and its lawyers but did not receive a response. Barbers stand by Luong. Reactions at thestar.com
Thong Luong is the owner of Tommy's Barber Shop in Dartmouth, N.S.