Whole Foods Drops Slogan Suit Against Vitamin Shoppe

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Whole Foods Market IP LP on Friday dropped a Texas trademark infringement lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. after reaching a settlement with the health supplement retailer over the use of the “Health Starts Here” slogan.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks approved the agreement, putting to rest allegations that Vitamin Shoppe had violated Whole Foods trademarks for the phrase by running a marketing campaign on the “Core Health Starts Here” motto.

The court filing didn't offer details on the arrangement between the two companies, and attorneys...
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