The Atlanta Braves are suing a Marietta taxi company the team said is infringing on its trademark.
The Braves filed the lawsuit in federal court on Nov. 1, naming both the company and its owner individually. The suit claims the company's logo and use of tomahawk on its vehicles are too close to the team's protected trademarks.
“Defendants are intentionally freeriding on the success and popularity of the Atlanta Braves by brazenly copying the Atlanta Braves’ trademarks and trade dress, in an effort to dupe unwitting fans or other Atlantans,” part of the suit reads.
The attorney for the company, Braves Taxi, denied many of the allegations in a court filing Monday but was not available for comment that day or Tuesday. The taxi company owner was out of state for an emergency Tuesday and unavailable.
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