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2 Bakeries Have Been Feuding Over Square Donuts for a Decade

And now it's gone to court
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2016 3:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – There's a doughnut war going down in the Middle West. The AP reports two Indiana bakeries share a love for four-sided doughnuts, but one believes the state has room for only one square doughnut-maker. Terre Haute-based Square Donuts has been making its doughnuts since the 1960s, according to the Post-Tribune. But in 2005, Valparaiso-based Family Express started selling its own "square donuts." A year later, Square Donuts sent Family Express a cease-and-desist letter. The low-level disagreement fermented quietly for several years until Square Donuts trademarked its name in 2013. Negotiations went nowhere. And so on Thursday Family Express went to court to ask a judge to declare it can keep selling its square donuts. (Read more doughnut stories.)

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