Smucker's Hits Nestle With $10M Trademark Suit Over Jar Lids

Law360, Washington (December 18, 2013, 6:19 PM ET) -- The J.M. Smucker Co. launched an unfair competition suit in Puerto Rico federal court Wednesday accusing Nestle SA of infringing its trademark crock jars and gingham lids to sell baby food in the territory and Mexico, alleging it stands to lose $10 million.

Smucker claimed that Nestle knowingly infringed its trade dress by selling baby food products with gingham-patterned lids and crock jars in an effort to deceive customers into thinking the products were made by Smucker. The Ohio-based company uses gingham patterns for its jams,...
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Case Title

The J. M. Smucker Company


Case Number

3:13-cv-01925

Court

Puerto Rico

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Pedro A. Delgado-Hernande

Date Filed

December 17, 2013

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