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Walgreens Wins in Dispute with Wegmans Food Market Over Logo


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Walgreens Wins in Dispute with Wegmans Food Market Over Logo

New-York based grocery store Wegmans Food Market has settled in a lawsuit with Walgreens over a dispute regarding the use of the grocer's logo. Walgreens claimed that the Wegmans' logo that is used on its packaging and features a "circle W" infringed on the pharmacy's trademarks.

The grocery store agreed to settle in the dispute and will discontinue the use of the "W" on all of its products by June 30, 2012, The Democrat and Chronicle reported.

Despite the fact that it must remove the "circle W," the retailer did maintain the right to use the name "Wegmans" in script. Walgreens first filed the lawsuit back in November. The grocer admitted to no liability in the settlement.

"The cost of making relatively minor changes to a limited number of products was much less than the cost of litigating this case to the end," Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations, told the source. "We wanted to return to a logo we had used many decades ago. There was never any intent on our part to make our products or logos resemble those of Walgreens."