Paramount Sues Company Behind McDowell’s Pop-Up Citing ‘Coming to America’ Infringement

September 2, 2022
The Wall Street Journal

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A pop-up restaurant that paid homage to the 1980s classic comedy “Coming to America” now faces a lawsuit from Paramount Pictures over copyright infringement.

JMC Pop Ups LLC created a temporary version of McDowell’s, the fictional fast-food burger place in the 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. In the movie, Mr. Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem Joffer, gets a job at the restaurant and falls in love with the owner’s daughter.

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