Federal trademark lawsuit targets next-generation Mazzone event business

One of the most famous names in the Capital Region catering and hospitality industry is at the heart of a federal trademark lawsuit.

The corporate owner of Mazzone Hospitality LLC is suing Matthew Mazzone for setting up an operation similar to the one founded by his father, Angelo Mazzone, and running it under the family name. 

Compass Group and Mazzone Hospitality LLC filed a lawsuit Monday in Albany against Matthew Mazzone; his venture, Mazzone Wedding Group LLC; and his wife, Suzy Mazzone, alleging unfair competition, trademark dilution and deceptive trade practices.

The plaintiffs seek monetary damages as well as a cease and desist order.

Angelo and Matthew Mazzone did not return requests for comment for this story. Neither did the attorney representing the plaintiffs.

Mazzone Hospitality had humble beginnings in the 1980s and grew into a dominating restaurant/hospitality operation. Among his holdings was the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.  A…

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