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Carbone’s Drops Lawsuit Against Carbone Dallas

Julian Barsotti says a settlement announcement is not forthcoming

The exterior of Carbone Vino, a midcentury design building with all windows separated by partitions every few feet and an overhang. The neon sign reads in block letters Vino Carbone. A wooden door that’s slight off center marks the entrance.
Carbone Dallas is no longer facing a trademark lawsuit.
Major Food Group
Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

The battle of the Carbones in Dallas has apparently come to a close. In an article published by Bon Appetit, Carbone’s owner Julian Barsotti revealed he has withdrawn his lawsuit and said a settlement announcement would not be forthcoming. Eater Dallas reached out to Barsotti for more information and representatives for Major Food Group, which owns Carbone Dallas, for a statement.

The lawsuit alleged that Carbone Dallas and Major Food Group infringed on Carbone’s trademark, citing confusion for customers and vendors between the similarly named restaurants. It also noted the similarity in logos and design of the two restaurants.

Carbone’s in Dallas is a family-owned restaurant named for Barsotti’s grandfather. In addition to Carbone, Major Food group also opened Vino, a casual next-door neighbor to Carbone, and brunch hot spot Sadelle. It is run by Mario Carbone (the namesake of the Carbone brand), Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi.

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