Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Skippy vs. Skippy Peanut Butter

An interesting tale as told by Joan Crosby Tibbetts, daughter of Skippy cartoonist, Percy L. Crosby.

My father and his character licensing corporation, Skippy, Inc., owned many federal Skippy trademarks for ice cream, candy, bread, toys, dolls, books, film rights, and so on. But in 1933, the Rosefield Packing Company, then bankrupt, attempted to register Skippy peanut butter in U.S. Patent Office as its federal trademark. Skippy, Inc. sued and won, but Rosefield continued to expand its business, over my father’s protests.


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