Huhtamaki Prevails In Dixie Cup Trade Dress Suit

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 5:57 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that a white band at the bottom of a paper coffee cup is not enough to constitute trade dress, handing a win to Huhtamaki Americas Inc. in an infringement suit brought by paper goods giant Dixie Consumer Products LLC.

Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Monday granted summary judgment to Huhtamaki, finding that the defendant's Chinet Comfort Cup does not infringe trade dress rights Dixie possesses with respect to its...
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