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Han's Cafe sues Japanese restaurant over name

Local cafe chain says use of word 'Han' is likely to confuse the public

Published on Apr 9, 2014 8:24 AM

Han's, the well-known local cafe chain, is trying to stop a Japanese restaurant from calling itself Han, saying it might confuse the public.

Han's Cafe, which has 21 outlets in Singapore selling Hainanese and Western food, has accused Gusttimo World, which owns Han, of infringing on its trademark.

It is seeking a court order to restrain Gusttimo World from using the name "Han" and its Internet domain name

A three-day trial opened in the High Court yesterday.

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