If you’ve ever watched Spongebob (or been on the internet) you’ll be aware of Mr. Krab’s restaurant “Krusty Krab” and we’re sure there are plenty of you who would give an arm and a leg in order to bite into an authentic Krabby Patty. Unfortunately, for now, that will remain a fantasy.
Viacom, who owns and runs Spongebob legally won the challenge to keep Javier Ramos from using the restaurant’s name for his own seafood chain. According to Reuters, although Viacom doesn’t own the trademark for “The Krusty Krab,” IJR Capital Investments LLC, thought they could utilize the name for their restaurants.
While the name may have never been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, its usage in countless episodes of Spongebob and associated merch has made the “Krusty Krab” an association and “trademark” worth protecting, according to the judges.
So, you’ll have to travel to Palestine if you want to head to a Krusty Krab in the near future!