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Brooklyn’s Accuses Eno’s of Logo Infringement.

April 13, 2011

The Dallas Observer Food Blog, City of Ate, posted the article below on Tuesday, April 12. This is a pretty interesting read, but I find it funny that Brooklyn’s would even pursue this matter. It’s not like their logo is all that original. Take a look at one of the many Bennigan’s logos—it’s not that far off from Brooklyn’s. More times than not, restaurants don’t have the money to come up with something original. As long as it is clean and can be used in marketing materials while sharing some sort of atmospheric characteristics of the eatery, the powers that be are typically happy. Mom and Pop shops with very little money, be careful . Someone is always watching.

There’s a battle brewing, and it all centers around a logo that may or may not be inspired by a famed craft beer supplier. Brooklyn Brewery owners took to their blog today to accuse an Oak Cliff pizza joint of logo infringement. The brewery claims that Eno’s Pizza Tavern’s logo is suspiciously similar to their own. Gothamist.com broke the story, and since then Brooklyn Brewery, which has accused other businesses of copyright infringement in the past, has removed the blog post indicting Eno’s of font theft. According to the Gothamist, this is what the brewery had to say about Eno’s on its website: “It appears that Eno’s Pizza Tavern in Dallas, TX exhausted a great amount of energy and resources to develop an original logo for their business. Or perhaps they were drinking a bottle of Brooklyn beer and noticed that reflected in a mirror, a backwards B resembles an E? Either way, those smoke and mirrors don’t fool us!”

We called Eno’s for comment, but a manager who had just arrived to the restaurant was not aware of the allegations. She didn’t want to go on the record and told us to contact the marketing representative for the restaurant. We’ll let you know if there’s an update from the PR peeps, but until then, decide for yourself: Do you think the Eno’s logo is a ripped-off version of the Brooklyn Brewery’s Dodgers-inspired emblem?

Read the original article at http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2011/04/enos_pizza_tavern_accused_of_l.php.

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  1. July 6, 2011 1:21 PM

    the E lines up exactly with the B if flipped, minus the vertical of the B. and the sizes of the circles – outer and inner – are the same as well.

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