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Subway and Casey's fight over the footlong

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Does a fast-food chain have legal rights to the term "footlong"?  That's the battle that may happen in an Iowa courtroom. 

Casey's General Stores has filed a petition in federal court asking a federal jury to rule the term "footlong" is a generic word and not the property of Subway and its 12-inch-long sub sandwiches. 

Subway had written Casey's about 3 weeks ago, threatening legal action because Casey's is using the term "footlong" on signs and menus in one of its sandwich promotions. 

Subway's lawyers haven't filed a response yet.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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