14
Feb/11

KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN


The NY Times ran an article today on KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN . There was an original KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN in Brooklyn and it spend its early years being sued by KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN, That dispute ended when KFC became KFC. While the owner of the original Kennedy’s now owns federal trademark registration 2994240, the name has ‘spawned 100′s of imitators.’   The site KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN appears to be an unaffiliated directory of all such stores by that name.  According to the article, the name ‘has become to oily drumsticks what the ubiquitous Ray’s name once was to New York pizza.’ uh oh.

p.s. Searching KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN in Google image is worth a few moments of your time.

p.p.s. photo above (c) J Welch dba TTablog

3 Responses to “KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN”

  1. When Kentucky Fried Chicken became KFC did they waive their right to makes claims against Kentucky Fried Chicken imitators like Kennedy’s, or did they simply choose to leave the disputes by their own free will?

    • esqmarty says:

      That’s an excellent question that I can’t answer. I am inferring that
      KFC no longer cares about the use of KENNEDY, as there is no TTAB
      action whatsoever with regard to the KENNEDY registration.

      It’s my understanding that KFC maintains some registrations in the
      name KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN.

  2. Here is a similar story

    Abdul Haye, the self-styled Colonel Sanders of New York’s Afghan community, has declared a fried chicken war.
    That Kennedy, named after the former president, was itself a deliberate imitation of Kentucky Fried Chicken, down to those familiar initials — and that it had its own trademark battle a generation ago—seems to make little difference to. Haye, 38. He began working as a chicken fryer when he was 17.