December 16, 2008
by Canadian Packaging Staff
The Procter & Gamble Company has filed a patent lawsuit against Kraft Foods Inc., manufacturer of the Maxwell House and Tassimo coffee brands.
The lawsuit was filed as an amendment to a current complaint alleging that Kraft’s new four-pound plastic container for Maxwell House coffee infringes key P&G patents. The new claim alleges certain Maxwell House and Tassimo coffee products infringe an additional P&G patent on Folgers Coffee.
In 2003, P&G introduced Folgers Coffee in a consumer-preferred plastic container. This innovation has grown the Folgers business for the past five years.
The lawsuit seeks to stop Kraft Foods from selling the infringing brands of coffee and seeks recovery of damages.
For more information on P&G and its brands, visit www.pg.com.