A Florida company that was sued by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority has notified the agency of its intention to countersue if the issue isn't dropped. The business dispute arose in connection with the pizzeria's logo because of the use of the Garden State Parkway shield in the graphic. The pizzeria opened in 2006, using a variation of its current logo from the beginning.
According to an attorney for the pizzeria, the shield is in the public domain. Additionally, the attorney informed representatives of the agency that their complaint doesn't indicate details about the registration of the logo. The current logo for the pizza restaurant was reportedly registered at the federal level in 2011. Additional points made by the company's lawyer include the fact that it would be difficult for an individual to confuse the two entities because pizza and the New Jersey Turnpike are two very different operations. While logos for both organizations include a map of New Jersey centered in a circle, the wording of the two symbols is significantly different.