Grocers Lash Out At Wal-Mart's Latest Trademark Bid

Law360, New York (November 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a David-and-Goliath move, two grocery retailers are rising up against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s efforts to claim the acronym “EDLP” – “Every Day Low Prices” – as its own, calling on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to toss the retail giant’s application to trademark the series of letters.

In filings with the federal agency last week, the National Grocers Association – a trade association representing independent retail and wholesale grocers – and Supervalu Inc., a leading grocery retailer, said that Wal-Mart’s application to trademark the...
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