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Umami Mia Wins Prelim Hearing Against Umami Burger

By Megan Giller
August 21, 2013

California chain Umami Burger filed a trademark infringement suit against Austin’s newly opened Umami Mia Pizzeria in June, but the court has just ruled in favor of Mia in the case, “a decision that supports the point of view that ‘umami’ is a common word that cannot be monopolized” (via the press release).

Umami Mia co-owner Rick Turner said,

“There is no confusion in the marketplace that the two are connected. They are an out of state California burger joint with only two locations outside of California. Nothing in Austin. Nothing in Texas.”

And it seems that for the time being at least, the courts agree.

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