Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bun Life

In the raging easter-bun-wars between Swiss chocolate-maker Lindt and a small Austrian business, the Austrian "Prachthase" has won the latest battle before court.

The evil Swiss (chocolate-)empire had the Prachthase, which Hauswirth has been manufacturing since 1951, taken off the shelves last year, claiming it violated their Goldhase trademark, which they only registered in 2000.
Vienna's commercial court has now decided it didn't, asserting Lindt's registration was intended to hinder competitors.
Lindt is expected to appeal.

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