Minn. burger joint settles with McDonald's over ad

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 7:57 AM

A Minnesota hamburger parlor and McDonald's Corp. have settled a federal lawsuit over the phrase, "Who's your patty?"

Michael Lafeber is an attorney for The Lion's Tap in Eden Prairie. He says the parties reached a "mutually beneficial amicable resolution." McDonald's also says a satisfactory agreement was reached.

The lawsuit says Lions Tap registered the phrase, "Who's your patty?," in Minnesota four years ago and also applied for a federal trademark. McDonald's recently began using the phrase in conjunction with its Angus burgers.

The lawsuit had asked for monetary damages and that McDonald's be ordered to stop using the phrase on labels, billboards and other advertisements.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.