Kale artist to chal­lenge rul­ing on trade­mark

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BURLING­TON | A Ver­mont man who prints T-shirts urg­ing peo­ple to “Eat more kale” has six months to chal­lenge a trade­mark rul­ing against him.

The Chick-fil-a res­tau­rant chain says folk artist Bo Muller-moore’s T-shirt in­fringes on its trade­marked “Eat mor chikin” slo­gan.

The Burling­ton Free Press re­ports that the At­lantabased com­pany filed a let­ter of protest Tues­day with the U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice. The of­fice then is­sued a pre­lim­i­nary decision say­ing there’s a like­li­hood that peo­ple would con­fuse the sources of the two phrases, think­ing they come from the same place.

Mr. Muller-moore’s at­tor­ney says there’s noth­ing in the decision that makes him re­think his client’s own ap­pli­ca­tion for a trade­mark.

Mr. Muller-moore has been mak­ing and sell­ing the “Eat more kale” T-shirts and other items for more than a decade.

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