Las Vegas restaurant agrees to drop use of Lamborghini trademarks

The Dal Toro exotic car showroom and Italian restaurant has settled a Las Vegas trademark infringement lawsuit by agreeing not to use promotional material owned by manufacturer Lamborghini.

The Italian car-maker filed suit in July in federal court in Las Vegas against Dal Toro, which has outlets at the Palazzo resort on the Las Vegas Strip as well as in Miami and Curacao, an island in the Caribbean Sea.

Lamborghini complained in its lawsuit that Dal Toro was, without authorization, promoting its business by using Lamborghini’s name, distinctive bull-in-shield design and selling unauthorized ''knockoffs'' or imitation Lamborghini apparel items and accessories.

Dal Toro denied the allegations, but settlement papers filed in federal court this week show the company has now agreed to entry of a consent injunction closing the lawsuit.

Dal Toro, under the injunction, will quit pursuing a Dal Toro bull-in-shield design trademark and stop using that design on business cards, staff shirts, merchandise, napkins and other items.

Dal Toro also agreed not to use any of Lamborghini’s trademarks or "any marks confusingly similar" and to not, without authorization, suggest to anyone that Dal Toro is affiliated with or endorsed by Lamborghini or any Lamborghini dealer.

Lamborghini was represented in the lawsuit by the law firm Akerman Senterfitt; Dal Toro was represented by the firm Gordon Silver.