Seattle Kraken Hockey Team Sued by Punk Bar Over Name Use
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle punk rock bar is suing the city’s new NHL hockey team for $3.5 million, saying the Kraken’s choice of a name and plans to open a restaurant are harming the Kraken Bar & Lounge, which opened a decade before the team’s upcoming inaugural season. The Seattle Times reports the bar filed a lawsuit Thursday in King County Superior Court. The Kraken Bar & Lounge was founded in 2011. The lawsuit asks that the team be prohibited from using “The Seattle Kraken” name and any others similarly confusing with its own trademarks. The NHL team did not respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.