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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

How “Tater Swift” Pizza Violated Taylor Swift’s Trademark

In this segment of “IP in the News, we dive into a hot topic fresh from the news: a restaurant in Evansville, Indiana, named a potato pizza “Tater Swift,” a clever nod to pop star Taylor Swift. We unravel the saga of the cease and desist letter that followed, exploring the legal intricacies of trademark violations. With lively guest commentary, including a fiery debate on free speech versus trademark rights and the unexpected publicity boon for Casey’s Dugout, this segment serves a delicious slice of IP drama.

Richard Gearhart and Elizabeth Gearhart, co-hosts of The Passage to Profit Show have this discussion with John Jubilee from Energized Health, Elaina Mansour from Nijma Fine Jewelry and Robert B. Simon from Robert Simon Fine Art.

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About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.