Smucker's Denied Crustless-Sandwich Supremacy

Cleveland Scene | April 26, 2005
Regan Quaal remembers well the day he received a letter from the J.M. Smucker Company demanding that he stop peddling his peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches -- the ones with the crusts cut off. Smucker's, the letter read, already owned the U.S. patent for crustless sandwiches.

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