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Name Changers

2011_06_thesmith.jpgSmith may be the country's most common last name, but it better not be the most common restaurant name. A New York law firm that represents The Smith in the East Village recently sent a cease and desist letter to new Chicago joint Smith noting that they have a federal trademark on the name in the restaurant category. The owners of Smith are now scrambling for a new moniker. [Eater Chicago]