Walgreens Sues Wegmans Over The Letter "W"

If you thought the Dodgers complaint against Brooklyn Burger was a stretch, here’s one that’s even more confounding. Drug store chain Walgreen’s has filed a lawsuit against regional grocery store chain Wegmans because of the “W” in its new logo.

The suit, filed in Virginia, says that the “W” in the Wegmans logo is too close to the style of the one in the Walgreens logo.

Except it’s not. At all.

A rep for Wegmans tells DemocratAndChronicle.com that the company is scratching its head about this, especially since the new Wegmans logo has been around for a couple of years and is actually just an old logo from the store’s early days:

We were surprised to learn of this lawsuit, since Walgreens did not contact us with any concerns prior to filing it…
Our script design has been in use since 2008, and was crafted to look like the logos our company used in the 1930s and 1940s. We don’t think that there is any real risk of customer confusion between the two companies.


If Walgreens is going to go after anyone about their precious “W,” it should be the Washington Nationals. Just look at the comparison to the left.

Walgreens sues Wegmans over the ‘W’ [Democrat & Chronicle]