From the Daily News:
The city's most recognized soft ice cream man wants the feds to seize a knockoff Mister Softee truck that served swirly cones on Queens streets last summer.
Mister Softee's lawyers won a $20,000 judgment against Akop Papazian last month when he didn't answer claims he'd violated the New Jersey company's 52-year-old trademark by tooling around in a truck adorned with the signature smiling conehead in a bow tie.
But they haven't been able to collect, and no one seems to know where Papazian's blue-and-white 1986 Chevy van is hiding. Mister Softee is asking a judge to order federal marshals to seize the truck, sell it and give them the proceeds.