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Who’s your patty? Not McDonald’s

A Minnesota hamburger parlor and McDonald's Corp. have settled a federal lawsuit over the phrase, "Who's your patty?"
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McDonald's has settled a lawsuit with The Lion's Tap in Eden Prairie, Minn., over the trademarked phrase, "Who's your patty?" McDonald's had been using the slogan to promote its new Angus burgers.Keith Srakocic / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

A Minnesota hamburger parlor and McDonald's Corp. have settled a federal lawsuit over the phrase, "Who's your patty?"

Michael Lafeber is an attorney for The Lion's Tap in Eden Prairie. He says the parties reached a "mutually beneficial amicable resolution." McDonald's also says a satisfactory agreement was reached.

The lawsuit says Lions Tap registered the phrase, "Who's your patty?," in Minnesota four years ago and also applied for a federal trademark. McDonald's recently began using the phrase in conjunction with its Angus burgers.

The lawsuit had asked for monetary damages and that McDonald's be ordered to stop using the phrase on labels, billboards and other advertisements.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.