PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The City of Portland thinks something stinks about the public bathrooms being marketed by a Southern Oregon company.
The city says the Sidewalk Restroom sold by Romtec Inc. of Roseburg looks too similar to the Portland Loo, the city's distinctive street-side restrooms. Portland has filed a lawsuit alleging Romtec's restroom violates the city's copyright on the Loo and is interfering with efforts to sell the Loo to other cities.
The steel-walled restrooms feature open slats at the top and bottom to let police see how many people are inside, an anti-graffiti coating to deter vandalism and a hand-washing station on the outside to promote shorter use.
A Romtec official did not return a phone call.