Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Couple of Big Time Trademark Disputes End

First up is the "three-year trademark" fight between Cadbury and Nestlé over the use of the color purple. "A preliminary ruling by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) states that Cadbury can trademark the colour for packaging its chocolate" Read more here.

Next is the battle of the birds. Kellogg had originally asked the Maya Archaeology Initiative to cease using their toucan logo. However, in a turn of events, the owners of Sam the Toucan have decided to "contribut[e] $100,000 to help launch one of the MAI's priority projects to improve the lives of the Maya people in Central America. Kellogg will also be featuring major Mayan accomplishments and a link to MAI's website on Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal boxes next year." Read more here.

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