Supreme Court Refuses Skippy Trademark Case

Law360, New York (April 6, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a trademark dispute between the heir to the Skippy comic strip and the maker of the peanut butter with the same name.

Joan Crosby Tibbetts had claimed that a company later acquired by Dutch conglomerate Unilever stole the name from her father's now largely forgotten Depression-era comic strip, which ran in Life magazine and hundreds of newspapers.

The comic strip reached the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as the "All American Boy", Skippy...
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