PepsiCo withdraws lawsuit against four potato farmers from Gujarat

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 02 May 2019, 07:09 PM
PepsiCo withdraws lawsuit against four potato farmers from Gujarat (file photo)
PepsiCo withdraws lawsuit against four potato farmers from Gujarat (file photo)

PepsiCo Inc said on Thursday it will withdraw its lawsuit against four Indian potato farmers accused of infringing its patent, a PepsiCo India spokesman said.

"After discussions with the government, the company has agreed to withdraw the cases against the farmers," said the spokesman.

PepsiCo in April sued four Indian farmers for cultivating a potato variety -- FC5 -- grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.

First Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019 07:08 PM

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