Clear Lam Packaging settles lawsuit with Frito-Lay


Clear Lam Packaging Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL) and Frito-Lay Inc. (Purchase, NY) have settled a lawsuit related to Clear Lam's PrimaPak technology. The suit was filed in Federal Court in Chicago on Sept. 18, 2014, by Clear Lam against Frito-Lay accusing the food giant of stealing a packaging design for its promotional boxes of Doritos.

As part of the settlement agreement reached on Feb. 11, 2015, Frito-Lay has acknowledged, among other things, that it will respect Clear Lam's patent rights. In addition, the parties may continue to explore additional business opportunities using Clear Lam's PrimaPak technology. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

PrimaPak is the industry's first-of-its-kind flexible, stackable and reclosable cubed, semi-rigid package produced from rollstock on custom vertical form-fill-seal equipment, said Clear Lam.

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