Bar­ber vows to keep his shop’s name de­spite le­gal threat from na­tional chain

StarMetro Calgary - - CANADA - Taryn Grant

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

TARYN GRANT/FOR STARMETRO

Thong Luong is the owner of Tommy's Bar­ber Shop in Dartmouth, N.S.

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