|The bar at Blood & Sand. | Jennifer Silverberg|
Members-only restaurant and bar Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263) has filed a lawsuit against a restaurant and bar also called Blood & Sand in Buffalo, New York. The St. Louis restaurant is suing over trademark infringement -- it owns "Blood & Sand" when it has anything to do with restaurants. "Instances of actual confusion have occurred because of Defendant's use of Blood & Sand," the suit alleges.
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UPDATE (8/4/14, 12:32 p.m.): It looks like Buffalo Blood & Sand has thrown in the towel. It's taking suggestions for a new name, though, our favorite of which is "Hemoglobin & Salt."