A Connecticut federal court has reportedly approved the dismissal of
Pepperidge Farm’s lawsuit against Trader Joe’s Co. alleging the grocery
infringed Pepperidge Farm’s trademarked Milano® cookies. Pepperidge
Farm v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 15-1774 (D. Conn., order entered March
9, 2016). The lawsuit challenged Trader Joe’s Crispy Cookies, which
Pepperidge Farm asserted were the same shape and sold in similar
packaging to Milano® cookies. The order is the first legal filing in the case
since the lawsuit was filed in December 2015; an attorney for Pepperidge
Farm told Law360 that the parties had reached a “mutually satisfactory
resolution.” Additional information about the complaint appears in Issue
586 of this Update. See Law360, March 10, 2016.


Issue 598

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