No. 249.

273 U.S. 629 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 11, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Charles E. Hughes, with whom Messrs. Walter A. Scott, James R. Offield, and H. McClure Johnson were on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. John W. Davis, with whom Messrs. William R. Perkins and John Milton were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.

This is a suit in equity brought by the petitioner, Beech-Nut Packing Company, a corporation of New York, charging the P. Lorillard Company, a corporation of New Jersey, with infringement of its registered trade-mark, `Beech-Nut,' and with unfair competition. The bill also takes the possibly broader ground that `Beech-Nut,' being the plaintiff's trade-mark and part of its corporate name, has become the plaintiff...

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