RLH, Hard Rock Settle Lawsuit
Agreement ends legal dispute over REVERB brand
Red Lion Hotels Corp. (RLH Corp.) and Hard Rock Cafe Intl. (USA) Inc. said they have fully resolved all aspects of their dispute regarding the development of the REVERB By Hard Rock Hotel brand and system. In a statement released by Hard Rock, the companies said the agreement brings to an end litigation that was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
As reported previously, RLH Corp. filed that lawsuit in July, alleging, among other things, that Hard Rock’s REVERB brand copied RLH’s distinctive trade dress for its Hotel RL brand.
With the settlement, Hard Rock said it intends to continue to developing the REVERB flag nationwide.