‘Taco Tuesday’ trademark tiff flares anew between fast food competitors

FILE - A sign stands outside the corporate headquarters of Cheyenne-based Taco John’s on Aug. 1, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Declaring a mission to liberate “Taco Tuesday” for all, Taco Bell asked U.S. regulators Tuesday, May 16, 2023, to force Wyoming-based Taco John’s to abandon its longstanding claim to the trademark. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Declaring a mission to liberate “Taco Tuesday” for all, Taco Bell is asking U.S. regulators to force Wyoming-based Taco John’s to abandon its longstanding claim to the trademark.