Frito-Lay Loses SCOOPS! Tortilla Chip Patent Fight
Frito-Lay accused Medallion Foods of trying to piggy-back on the success of its SCOOPS! tortilla chips, which the company says it has put a substantial amount of time and money into branding. The jury, however, found that Medallion’s process for making its bowl-shaped chip is sufficiently different from Frito-Lay’s process and that the packaging of Medallion’s chips is not confusingly similar to Frito-Lay’s packaging.
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