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Beverly Hills' Philippe Sued Over Sketchy Naming Rights

The embattled eatery faces a lawsuit from New York's Philippe, which has its own litigious past.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Philippe Chow, the restaurant that’s been running in Beverly Hills since 2013, is supposely no longer connected to the New York original following a move from West Hollywood, writes the NY Post.

Suffice it to say: New York’s Philippe had an initial licensing agreement with Philippe Chow (the restaurant) when the restaurant was at its old West Hollywood location. But since the shutter and eventual reopening in Beverly Hills, NYC’s Philippe crew believes that there is no contract in place that allows for the use of the Philippe Chow name.

As such, they’re suing for damages and infringement of copyright. Which is exactly what happened to Philippe (the other restaurant) when they went up against Mr. Chow (with outlets in London, NYC, and Beverly Hills) years ago in court.

Anyway, it’s all very confusing, but the gist is that Beverly Hills may be counting down the hours before Philippe Chow is forced to rename or shutter altogether. As for Mr. Chow (yes, the restaurant) in Beverly Hills? They’re staying out of it.


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