Portland sues over loo

Portland sues over loo

The City of Portland is suing a Southern Oregon company for copyright infringement for selling a public restroom similar to the Portland Loo.

The Sidewalk Restroom sold by Romtec Inc. of Roseburg looks similar to the Portland Loo, the Oregon city’s distinctive street-side restrooms. Too similar, the city alleges in a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court.

It all started in January, when someone from the City of Cincinnati notified Portland that Romtec was offering its Sidewalk Restrooms “for a cost significantly less than the cost of the Portland Loo,” according to the city’s lawsuit. The local press in Cincinnati had widely covered that city’s discussions with Portland over the Loo.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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