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Wolfgang to Wolfgang -- Puck You

5/14/2008 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wolfgang PuckWolfgang Puck is filing a lawsuit, claiming another Wolfgang has screwed him over.

According to the suit, which will be filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Puck claims a guy named Wolfgang Zwiener opened a rival restaurant, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, just blocks from Spago in Bev Hills. According to the suit, one of the owner's of Wolfgang Steakhouse had a license to use the Spago trademark, but that expired last year.

Puck says the other Wolfgang is riding his lobster tails, confusing potential customers into thinking the Steakhouse is one of Puck's places.

A frustrated Puck says, "The most common reaction is, 'It says Wolfgang's Steakhouse and you are Wolfgang." We're thinking Mozart might have one up on him. Dude, you make pizzas.

The lawsuit claims trademark infringement and unfair competition. Wolfie wants an injunction.

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Spongebob    

first

2292 days ago
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VAN HALEN OU812    

THERE'S ONLY 1 REAL WOLFGANG AND THATS WOLFGNG VANHALEN

2292 days ago
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Kelli    

Nothing like pucking yourself. oops...

2292 days ago
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Mrs.Pitt    

Why do you have to be FIRST???? I guess if you can't be a celebrity attention whore, you can be the first to comment on a photo that TMZ deems web worthy and be a LOSER attention whore.

2292 days ago
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Kat    

My father's best friend, Wolfgang Samuel, is a famous author. He has written at least 5 books. Puck don't own that name. Look at Wolf Blitzer.

2292 days ago
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Gracelyn    

I thought the new place was Puck's. It's 2 blocks fdown the same street from Spago. The words WOLFGANG'S Steakhouse couldn't be bigger. I even heard they were closing his other steakhouse Cut. When I had lunch at the new place I asked for Wolfgang and they said he was traveling. I guess to the courthouse!

2292 days ago
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Kat    

How about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart??

2292 days ago
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Kitty Angel    

Do word association ... if you say Wolfgang, most people will say Puck ... not Zwiener! But love the comment "THERE'S ONLY 1 REAL WOLFGANG AND THATS WOLFGNG VANHALEN" !!!

2292 days ago
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not a homophobe    

trying to post on nick cannon TMZ

2292 days ago
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not a homophobe    

why are you blocking my post on nick cannon TMZ

2292 days ago
11.

uallsuck    

Awww the over priced, often tiny portions of food! Get over yourself PUCK, u suck period.

2292 days ago
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Sparky    

Who the PUCK cares???? ha

2292 days ago
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TMZhires13yearolds    

The other place IS trying to make hay off Puck's name. Whether he can do anything about is another matter. However, I don't blame him for trying. Wolfgang Zweiner should try to make a name for himself from his own efforts, not Pucks.

2292 days ago
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Dick Davis    

If you PUCKS new anything about copyright law, if you think somebody is committing trademark infringement you HAVE TO sue them. You have no recouse if you let one do it and not everybody. Why do you think Microsoft was so aggressive v. mikerowesoft.com? I'll bet every a-hole that types first in the first spot is an idiot Obama supporter.

2292 days ago
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bobby    

I agree with Puck. In the food world there is ONE Wolfgang and it's Wolfgang Puck!

2292 days ago
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