Portland files copyright lawsuit over public bathrooms

Portland claims Romtec Inc.’s Sidewalk Restroom infringes on the city’s copyright

Portland, Ore., wants to flush away the competition in the public bathroom market, and it is now filing a lawsuit to make sure its intellectual property rights are preserved.

The city, which manufactures outdoor bathrooms called the “Portland Loo,” is suing Southern Oregon company Romtec Inc. over its “Sidewalk Restroom.” According to the Associated Press, Portland claims the Sidewalk Restroom infringes on the city’s copyright and is interfering with the company’s efforts to sell its product.

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