When the founders of the picturesque Gathering Place Coffee Co. in Shawnee, Oklahoma, gave their name, they reportedly wanted it to reflect what it was: a place for people to gather.
It was not, as alleged in a lawsuit filed on September 24, an attempt to use the trademark name and the appeal of a $ 66 million large $ 400 million park of the same name along the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to Tulsa World.  But that was what The Gathering Place LLC claimed and said that the café "advertises event spaces, café services and other services that are clearly intended to evoke the services offered by The Gathering Place", as the lawsuit states.
The good news is that the dispute has been resolved, according to the newspaper, which reported that The Gathering Place and the Shawnee Café reached a peaceful agreement, announced Monday, which is moody for the name they were fighting for.
The small business will continue to operate with its existing name through a licensing agreement with the park.