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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

1-Fullscreen%20capture%208212013%20102536%20AM.jpgUmami Mia Pizzeria, which opened May 31 in Austin, TX, recently won a preliminary trademark hearing against Umami, the LA-based burger chain. Says a press release: "On August 13, 2013, a preliminary injunction hearing was held per Umami Burger's request, asking that Umami Mia Pizzeria immediately change its name. The judge ruled in favor of Umami Mia Pizzeria and denied the injunction, a decision that supports the point of view that "umami" is a common word that cannot be monopolized." [~EA~]