Wendy’s: CSPI’s Calorie Menu Misuses Wendy’s Trademark

In the bogus legal claims department, one finds this blub from Consumerist. What’s the deal here? A pretty aggressive consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, created model menu for Wendy’s that demonstrates how the “restaurant” can display calorie information. It’s pretty clear, and very useful.

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Of course, Wendy’s hates this stuff. And their lawyers at Akin Gump are arguing that the sample menu is a misuse of Wendy’s trademark. Sorry Wendy’s and Akin Gump, generally speaking, trademark is a type of consumer protection intended to help consumers distinguish between brands. There’s no brand confusion here!

And check out all the calories in those Starbucks drinks. Ouch!