Design Patent Case Digest: Hutzler Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Bradshaw International, Inc.
- Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and David K.S. Cornwell
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Plaintiff Hutzler Manufacturing Company, Inc. sued Bradshaw International, Inc. in October 2011 for infringement of U.S. Design Patents D538,114 and D592,463, entitled "Onion Container" and "Garlic Container," respectively. Hutzler sells the commercial embodiment of these patents, the Onion Saver and the Garlic Saver, as part of its Food Saver Line. Each container in the Food Saver Line resembles produce that the particular container is intended to hold—the Onion Saver resembles an onion and the Garlic Saver resembles a head of garlic. Bradshaw sells similar containers, the Onion Keeper and the Garlic Keeper.
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