Whole Foods Market, Inc. and video publisher The Criterion Collection
have filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in a trademark dispute
over Whole Foods’ “Criterion Collection” line of wines. The Criterion
Collection v. Whole Foods Mkt., Inc., No. 15-7132 (S.D.N.Y., notice filed
October 28, 2015). The parties note that matters have been “amicably
settled and adjusted between the parties” and voluntarily dismiss the
case with prejudice and without costs to either party. Terms of the settlement
were not disclosed. The September 2015 lawsuit alleged that Whole
Foods infringed Criterion’s trademarked name for a line of republished
classic movies. Additional details appear in Issue 578 of this Update.


Issue 583

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