Citigroup Sues Pawnshop Over Similar Name, Logo

Struggling bank seeks all profits made by Brooklyn's All Citi Pawn
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 3:41 PM CST
A woman walks in front of a Citigroup logo in Hong Kong.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Citigroup is suing a Brooklyn pawnshop for copyright infringement, the New York Post reports. The logo for All Citi Pawn sports the distinctive “i” and a similar red mark over the “t.” Citigroup’s suit demands the pawnshop fork over all profits made since it adopted the logo. The shop’s manager has changed the logo, but Citi is pressing on with the claim.