DC Eagle Trademark bought by Duplex Diner co-owner

Mark Hunker – Photo: Facebook.

Mark Hunker, the co-owner of the 18th & U Duplex Diner, has purchased the legal rights to the name, trademark, logo, and other intellectual property belonging to the DC Eagle, which closed its doors in May following alleged mismanagement.

According to a filing from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, Hunker purchased the name and trademark rights for $32,800 as part of an auction, authorized by the court and facilitated by Rasmus Auctions.

Hunker, who also owns the D.C. restaurant Red, White & Basil and Rehoboth Beach restaurants Eden and Jam Bistro, was one of 36 registered bidders who, taken together, made 149 different bids on the name and trademark rights before the sale was finalized on Nov. 12, 2020.

The sale was reported to the court by Bryan Ross, the trustee of the former leather bar’s estate. The net proceeds from

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