Rival Abandons Bid To Fight P&G In Trade Dress Suit

Law360, New York (February 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. won a settlement Tuesday from rival McLane Company Inc. after suing the distributor for alleged trade dress infringement and unfair competition.

Procter & Gamble sued McLane and its subsidiaries in December 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, accusing the companies of selling four products in counterfeited packages in violation of the Lanham Act.

Texas-based McLane and subsidiaries Salado Sales Inc. and Consumer Value Products Inc. denied the allegations, but agreed to a consent...
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