Dispute over use of ‘Dubliner’ pub name heats up in US

Rival companies in Washington and Boston are locked in a court battle about the right to use the famous moniker

The Dubliner Pub in Washington DC: The owners, the Coleman family, are attempting to defend the trademark

An Irish pub company in Washington DC is suing the owners of an Irish pub in Boston in a dispute over who gets to use the name ‘The Dubliner’ in the US, court documents show.

Dubliner Inc, run by the Coleman family in Washington DC, is alleging that the Boston-based business has infringed on its trademarks.

It has taken the case against East Coast Taverns, Oran McGonagle, William McCarthy and Aidan McGee, all of whom ...