We feature, Athletes raised from a specific state or area of a state where each restaurant is located, exclusively. We are a state specific “Sports Hall of Fame” restaurant. Our restaurant showcases Past, Present and Future Professional Athletes raised exclusively in the state of Connecticut which are then distinguished in their own specific Dining Rooms. To further clarify the term “raised” we have determined that to mean a person’s adolescence years. Adolescent years are typically determined from age 13 through 19, which is the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. Our concept achieves the perfect circle of perpetual Athlete evolution which automatically regenerates itself every year through its own natural ability to continue forever. A concept never achieved in the restaurant industry!
Our unique Seasonal Sports Menu’s are designed of recipes made up from locally sourced farm fresh foods, herbs and beverages. Built around the (4) specific harvest seasons of spring, summer, winter, and fall tying them together with the major professional sport’s played during those harvest seasons.
Copyrights, trademarks and registrations are legal ways to protect original ideas from being stolen and used as the property of someone else. Although each one has a similar purpose, each is quite different in use and definition.
Copyrights require no publication or registration with the U.S. Copyright Office, but there are advantages of doing so. To register your piece, you can file an original claim to the U.S. Copyright Office by completing an online registration or filling out the “Form CO.” Copyrights do not cover titles, names, phrases or slogans, symbols, designs, ideas, procedures, methods, concepts or discoveries. A copyright’s protection generally lasts for the life of the author(s) plus 70 years.
Trademarks are for words, symbols, devices or names that are used to distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from that of another. Any distinctive name, symbol, or word is designated as trademarked with the symbol ™. The trademark designation notifies others that the product’s name and design are the company’s property. However, this trademark does not protect the company from another company that produces a similar product or uses a similar name. If such a thing were to happen, the original company would have to prove that it produced the name or design first, but still may not have a legal defense without a registration.
A registered trademark is designated with the symbol ®. With a registration, a trademark is protected against another company’s use of the name or image. A registered trademark is a federal and legal registration of the mark. Any future company wishing to register its own design/name/image has to check to be sure that it is not like any registered trademarks. If the image is too similar and is still produced, the company is guilty of trademark infringement. Trademarks can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. First, you search the online database (Trademark Electronic Search System or TESS) to determine that your mark is not claimed. Once you have determined that your mark is unique, fill out a trademark application and present a representation of the mark. The registration process can be lengthy, taking about four months to receive a response to your application. The registration lasts 10 years, but must be verified between years five and six to confirm that the trademark is still in use.
Having a federally registered trademark provides several advantages.
Serves as public notice of your ownership of the trademark
Establishes a legal presumption of your ownership of the mark and your exclusive right to use the trademark nationwide on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in your registration
Allows you to bring an action concerning the trademark in federal court
U.S. registration can be used as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries
With that idea and the name, Legends Grill was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).