News Milano cookie battle: Pepperidge Farm sues Trader Joe’s...

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HS Cult Leader, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    56,993
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16,303
    Likes Received:
    26,329
    Milano cookie battle: Pepperidge Farm sues Trader Joe’s over copyright infringement

    Published December 07, 2015


    [​IMG]
    Trader Joe's Crispy Cookies look too similar to Milano cookies. (Pepperidge Farm/Trader Joe's)

    Pepperidge Farm is suing Trader Joe’s for infringing on the trademark of its popular Milano cookie.

    According to a complaint filed on Wednesday in New Haven, Conn., federal court, the grocery chain’s version of a sandwich cookie, called Trader Joe’s Crispy Cookies, look too similar to the Milano cookie and the products’ sale is “damaging its goodwill and confusing shoppers,” reports Reuters.

    Milano cookies, which were introduced to the market in 1956, are crispy oval-shaped vanilla cookies with a chocolate crème filling. Over the years, variations have been introduced, including mint chocolate, orange chocolate and even pumpkin spice. The cookie was trademarked in 2010.

    Trader Joe’s version of the sandwich cookie is more rectangular but has rounded edges, which, according to Campbell Soup-owned Pepperidge Farm, is too similar since it clearly mimics “an overall oval shape." The company also has accused Trader Joe’s of using similar packaging.

    "The acts of Trader Joe's have been malicious and calculated to injure Pepperidge Farm," whose Milanos has generated hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue in the last decade, reads the suit.

    Pepperidge Farm wants Trader Joe’s to immediately stop selling Crispy Cookies and is also seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

    "The trust Pepperidge Farm has built with consumers is of utmost importance to us," a spokeswoman for the company told Reuters.
     
  2. bobblebooey

    bobblebooey Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    6,208
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    8,066
     
    Jayla likes this.
  3. suckemnuckledus

    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,190
    Likes Received:
    4,701
    [​IMG] Not Guilty! Ever! I will eat her cookie, box, and deep tongue her shitpipe!!
     
    The Snork and Graveyard like this.
  4. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    56,993
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16,303
    Likes Received:
    26,329

    After squeezing out a couple kids, she now has a thick body with linebacker legs.


    [​IMG]
     
    Graveyard likes this.
  5. bluedevil30

    bluedevil30 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    31,563
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    8,224
    Likes Received:
    13,532
    What a goofy lawsuit.

    TJ' s version is so much better than PF.
     
  6. suckemnuckledus

    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,190
    Likes Received:
    4,701
    Even Better!
     
    Kilroy, YinzerMasshole and Graveyard like this.
  7. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

    Reputations:
    188,314
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    33,010
    Likes Received:
    74,177
    Not what you said, but she is such a beauty.
     
  8. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    540
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    10,039
    If PF invested in better ingredients, than just simply increasing the sugar content, I might give a shit.
     
  9. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

    Reputations:
    188,314
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    33,010
    Likes Received:
    74,177
    That is too bad. I think that was right though, no?
     
  10. suckemnuckledus

    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,190
    Likes Received:
    4,701
    Was it my tongue in her bunghole that crossed the line?
     
    Jayla likes this.
  11. potroast

    potroast Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,335
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Messages:
    11,692
    Likes Received:
    13,138
    Even Alyssa got old. :sadbye2:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. RonHeinzkaboot

    RonHeinzkaboot Adultophile

    Reputations:
    534
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    20,176
    Likes Received:
    18,795
    still hot
     
    Chicken Soda likes this.
  13. RonHeinzkaboot

    RonHeinzkaboot Adultophile

    Reputations:
    534
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    20,176
    Likes Received:
    18,795
  14. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    56,993
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16,303
    Likes Received:
    26,329

    I can't say for certain, but I thought I heard once that those knock off companies give a little kick back. Like Malt-O Meal that makes all those generic versions of cold cereals and packs them in those bigger commercial sacks there in the cereal section.

    [​IMG]


    Maybe because Trader Joes are pricks, they didn't play ball??
     
    shitba likes this.
  15. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal Gold

    Reputations:
    82,856
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    8,508
    Likes Received:
    20,483
    Trader Joe's sucks and for whatever reason, their customers drive like assholes in their parking lots. I don't care where you are in America, it's all the same. Shittastic drivers.
     
    loogaroo likes this.
  16. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,368
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    26,615
    Likes Received:
    54,447
    Those mulato cookies are really damn good and I dont even have a sweet tooth.
     
    unclefreddy likes this.
  17. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal Gold

    Reputations:
    82,856
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    8,508
    Likes Received:
    20,483
    Usually, I'd argue against that, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were all left-wing. Because if any of them were armed, the next guy to get cut off in traffic would the last one.
     
  18. The Snork

    The Snork VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    25,713
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    8,311
    Likes Received:
    13,434

    But ... yoga pants

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    shitba and YinzerMasshole like this.