Court rules in favor of Lindt and orders Lidl to destroy chocolate bunnies

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Lindt & Spruengli’s foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies deserve protection from imitation products, Switzerland’s highest court ruled on Thursday, and ordered German discount store Lidl to stop selling a similar product in Switzerland. and destroy your remaining stock.

Research submitted by Lindt showed that Lindt’s Easter Bunny was well known to the public, the Federal Court said, adding that the two products were likely to be confused, although there were some differences between them.

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He overturned a Swiss commercial court ruling against Lindt and in favor of two Swiss Lidl units last year and ordered Lidl to destroy its stock of chocolate bunnies.

“Destruction is proportionate, especially as it does not necessarily mean that chocolate as such would have to be destroyed,” he said in a summary of his verdict.

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Swiss premium chocolate maker Lindt has fought many legal battles over the years to protect its chocolate Easter Bunny, one of the company’s best-selling products, since it was granted EU trademark status in 2000.

Source: CNN Brasil

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