Pepsi Creator's Heirs Seek Rights To Found Formula Docs

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The family of the man who created the formula for Pepsi in 1931 sued the beverage giant Friday, asking a New York federal judge to declare them the rightful owners of several original documents detailing the famous recipe.

Richard Ritchie's children say PepsiCo Inc. has threatened to sue them for stealing trade secrets if they publish or release the documents describing his invention, but they say their father never signed the info over to Pepsi, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District of New...
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Case Information

Case Title

Silleck et al v. Pepsico, Inc.

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other


Jesse M. Furman

Date Filed

May 4, 2012

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