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Barley & Swine, Faced With Trademark Infringement Allegation, Changes Name to B&S Gastropub

When Barley & Swine opened in Kendall, the father and son team of Jorge and Jorge Ramos had a simple idea: Cook classic comfort food and pair it with beer. Hence, the name -- Barley & Swine.

But, as they say, there's no such thing as an original idea, and the family partners soon learned that a restaurant in Austin was called Barley Swine. That restaurant had filed for a trademark December 3, 2012, using the "Barley Swine" name for the first time December 1, 2010.

See also: Barley & Swine Gastropub Bringing Pork Belly, Popcorn Ice Cream to Dadeland

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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