Judge Ends 'Lucky' Name Dispute

The U.S. District Court has ruled that Albertsons retained the rights to use the Lucky store banner even though it had removed it from its stores. Berkeley, Calif.-based Grocery Outlet had placed the Lucky name on one of its stores in 2006, claiming that Albertsons had abandoned the trademark after converting former Lucky stores to the Albertsons banner in 1999. A judge ordered

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. District Court here has ruled that Albertsons retained the rights to use the Lucky store banner even though it had removed it from its stores.

Berkeley, Calif.-based Grocery Outlet had placed the Lucky name on one of its stores in 2006, claiming that Albertsons had abandoned the trademark after converting former Lucky stores to the Albertsons banner in 1999.

A judge ordered Grocery Outlet to stop using the name while he considered the case, and

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