- A jury in Texas disagreed with Frito-Lay in a lawsuit over the company's bowl-shaped Tostitos Scoops chips.
- Frito-Lay has sued ConAgra-owned Ralcorp Holdings over chips that it said were too similar to Scoops, asking for $4.5 million in damages.
- ConAgra issues a statement expressing approval over the verdict, while Frito-Lay spokesman Chris Kuechenmeister also expressed some pleasure, saying the verdict showed the jury agreed Frito-Lay's product is superior.
From the article:
"... Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay sued St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings and its Medallion Foods subsidiary in February 2012, saying Ralcorp's Bowlz corn chips were too similar to Frito-Lay's Tostitos Scoops! chips. In both cases, the chips are formed into small bowl shapes, allowing for easier scooping. ..."