Fruit Of The Earth Settles Coppertone Sunblock Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sunscreen maker Fruit of the Earth Inc. has settled a dispute over whether the packaging of two of its product lines infringes the trade dress of Schering-Plough Healthcare Products Inc.'s Coppertone sunscreen.

In a letter filed Friday, Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas directed attorneys for both sides to file dismissal papers with the court by Oct. 9.

Brian Buss, an attorney for Fort Worth, Texas-based Fruit of the Earth, said Monday that the terms of the...
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