Walgreens, Wegmans Settle Logo Dispute

By Britni Day
|  Saturday, Apr 23, 2011  |  Updated 1:40 PM CDT
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Walgreens, Wegmans Settle Logo Dispute

Wegmans Food Markets is settling a lawsuit filed against them by Walgreens, reports the Democrat and Chronicle.

Deerfield-based Walgreens filed in November claiming Wegmans was infringing on trademarks by using the "circle W" symbol.

The Rochester, New York grocery chain has agreed to discontinuing use of the symbol on Wegmans-brand packaging by June 30, 2012. However, the company has not admitted liability as part of the Walgreens settlement. 

“We wanted to return to a logo we had used many decades ago,"said Jo Natale, director of media relations at Wegmans. "There was never any intent on our part to make our products or logos resemble those of Walgreens.”

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