Door Dash, Uber Eats, and other food delivery platforms would need written agreements with restaurants before they could post their menus, trademarks, logos, or other intellectual property, under a California bill the state Assembly passed.
A.B. 2149 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D) moves to the Senate after the 60-5 Assembly vote on Wednesday. Gonzalez said the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated problems such as outdated menus being posted on the platforms and poor delivery service that can harm restaurants’ reputations.
- The California Restaurant Association supports the bill, which would give restaurants more leverage to stay off the platforms if they don’t want to use them.
- The California Labor Federation also supports the bill.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation opposes the bill, arguing it could be preempted by fair use provisions of the Copyright Act.