United States Seventh Circuit

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Segal v. Geisha NYC, LLC, 06-2897

In a suit by a co-founder of a restaurant alleging trademark infringement by the other co-founders during an expansion of the restaurant, dismissal of the trademark claim is affirmed where the managing member of the corporation that owned the intellectual property for the original restaurant had authorized the use of the mark by the subsequent restaurants.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/30/2007
  • Decided 02/22/2008
  • Published 02/22/2008


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, RIPPLE, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Jeffrey J. Mayer (argued), Freeborn & Peters, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • John M. Touhy, J. Gregory Deis, Mayer Brown, Chicago, IL, Jeffrey A. Berger (argued), Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellees.