Kale artist to challenge ruling on trademark
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.