A sweet ruling

Friday, July 27, 2007 at 2:58 | Posted in Canada, copyright | Leave a comment

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that copyrighting a logo does not bring exclusive right for distributing a product wrapped in a package with the copyrighted logo. Food giant Kraft Canada Inc. tried to stop Euro-Excellence Inc. from distributing Toblerone and Côte d’Or chocolates after their contract ended, claiming infringement of copyright, the CBC reports.

The Retail Council of Canada, an industry lobby group, welcomed Thursday’s ruling, saying it ensures competitive prices.

“Today’s ruling vindicates our belief in free trade and competitive international markets,” Diane Brisebois, president and CEO of the council, said in a news release.

A sweet ruling indeed.


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