Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Potato Trademark Case

Law360, New York (April 27, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Supreme Court has refused to consider a trademark dispute over Idaho russet potatoes.

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the validity of the Idaho Potato Commission's trademarking authority.

As a result, the dispute will remain in the hands of a district judge in New York.

The commission had appealed the decision by U.S. District Judge Charles Brieant two years ago to overturn a jury verdict that a New York potato distributor had violated the "Grown in Idaho" trademark by selling non-Idaho potatoes...
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