MoMaCha

Under Legal Threat, MoMaCha Tea Shop on the Bowery Becomes ‘MaMaCha’

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

Within the last couple weeks, and under fire, the MoMaCha tea room on the Bowery changed its full branding and identity. Henceforth, the business is now morphed to the homophone, MaMaCha. Though, not voluntarily. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit almost immediately after the art-focused cafe opened back in April. Then, last […]

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MoMA Wins Trademark Injunction Against ‘MoMaCha’ Cafe on the Bowery

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

That headline-grabbing art-cafe on the Bowery, MoMaCha, is in hot water and will need to change its tune. As expected by many, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit five months ago, and last week won a preliminary injunction in federal court against the tea room, forbidding the business from using or promoting […]

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MOMACHA Responds to MoMA Lawsuit, Raises Stakes with Expansion

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down on the Bowery, a tiny tea shop has ruffled the feathers of the Museum of Modern Art. MOMACHA, the months-old matcha cafe and “exhibition space,” opened with little fanfare at 312 Bowery, yet quickly attracted a legal response. MoMA filed a lawuit in Manhattan federal court in April, accusing the establishment of willfully “infringing […]

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MoMA Files Lawsuit Against New Bowery Matcha Cafe ‘MoMaCha’

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

With a name like MoMaCha, the new Bowery cafe was simply a lawsuit waiting to happen. And, not too surprisingly, it did. The Museum of Modern Art – popularly abbreviated as MoMA – sued the new Lower East Side business this week. It filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, accusing MoMaCha of […]

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New ‘MoMaCha’ Matcha Cafe Debuts on the Bowery

Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:09 am

The Hole just partnered with a new art-focused cafe in its Bowery gallery space. Half the commercial footprint is now dedicated to a matcha cafe called MoMaCha (no relation to the MoMa), which serves up beverages alongside rotating artwork. Each season, MoMaCha will commission a different artist to both redesign the space and create a […]

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