Nestle Fires Back At Mead Johnson Over Bottle Design IP

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 6:32 PM EST) -- Months after it was hit with similar claims, Nestle Healthcare Nutrition Inc. on Thursday accused rival Mead Johnson & Co. LLC of illegally using Nestle's patented bottle design for products that directly compete with nutritional drinks supplied to Nestle under a licensing agreement.

Nestle and its Gerber Products Co. division allege in the Delaware lawsuit that Mead Johnson's sale of products in bottles that are identical to Nestle's patented design infringed U.S. Design Patent number D447,421 and that it created unfair competition and trade dress infringement...
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