Heinz Sues Texas Co. Over Ketchup Bottle Trade Dress

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 2:06 PM EST) -- H.J. Heinz Co. took a Texas sauce maker to federal court on Thursday over the design of ketchup bottles that the condiment king believes are infringing the protected trade dress of its own iconic ketchup bottle.

Heinz claims Irving, Texas-based Figueroa Brothers Inc. is selling its Melinda's brand of spicy ketchups in bottles that are “nearly identical” to the famous glass bottle that the Pittsburgh ketchup maker has been using for more than a century.

“Since the 1890s, Heinz has marketed, distributed and sold its famous...
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Case Title

H.J. Heinz Company v. Figueroa Brothers, Inc.


Case Number

3:14-cv-00843

Court

Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Jane J Boyle

Date Filed

March 5, 2014

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